[OpenAFS] Re: Red Hat RPM packaging

Harald Barth haba@kth.se
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:14 +0200 (CEST)

> Cool, but would it be easy for an OpenAFS user to migrate to these,
> and is the in-kernel AFS nearly as complete as OpenAFS? My immediate
> guess would be no on both counts, but I'd love to hear otherwise :)

Probably Arla (in spite of unmaintained for some years) still is the
second most complete AFS kernel module. And it's GPL. There are
several reasons why Arla nowadays is unmaintained, but one is that the
amount of work to track the Linux kernel changes compared to other
more constructive work was very tiresome. Then one chooses to do other
things, Arla was hacked a great deal in "spare time". Yet another AFS
kernel module from David Howell back in the time did not help neither.

But maybe this was just a wing flap from the past ;-)