[OpenAFS] Windows 8.1, SkyDrive and Roaming Profiles

Dave Botsch botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Mon, 1 Jul 2013 15:49:14 -0400

So, how does Windows then deal with storing those on non-NTFS
filesystem? NFS or FAT32 usb sticks? Etc. Does all of that just break,
does it do some sort of de-reference to the actual file, or do something
akin to the mac data/resource fork splitting ?

On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 12:43:07PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Dave Botsch <botsch@cnf.cornell.edu> writes:
> > What would be the suggested resolution from Microsoft?
> > Any reason OAFSWin can't add support for these reparse points?
> You can't do that only in the Windows client, at least if I'm
> understanding the nature of reparse points correctly.  The AFS file server
> would also have to be able to store the reparse point.  Think of it as
> akin to a UNIX device file.  So this means new data structures available
> inside AFS volumes, which has rather wide-ranging implementation effects.
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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David William Botsch
CNF Computing