[OpenAFS-devel] on sockets and devices in AFS

Derrick Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 09:58:22 +0200

Long has it been the case that people have wanted the ability to create spec=
ial devices and sockets in AFS, yet due to the non-portability of these we h=
aven't been able to do it.=20

Can I suggest we consider
1) allowing these to be created but not sent to the server
2) if created locally they would cover a later file of the same name if one i=
s created
3) when disconnected AFS persists data across reboots, it be used to persist=
 this data on the local client.
4) until then, and even then for memcache, a config file which is updated as=
 these are created and removed, and reread at AFS start to recreate state.