Dynamic root.afs (was Re: [OpenAFS] Directory layout for new cells)

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
16 Nov 2000 12:53:23 -0500

"Neulinger, Nathan R." <nneul@umr.edu> writes:

> Why get so complicated? Just have the existing 'afsd' trap requests for the
> 'root.afs' volume and handle them internally. If you make this an option -
> people can still choose to continue using a REAL root.afs volume, or they
> can have afsd build a virtual one instead.

Huh?  afsd is just a call into the kernel, where almost all the work
is done.  None of the real AFS work is done by afsd proper.  So, how
would "'afsd' trap requests for 'root.afs'" when none of the file
operations pass through the afsd code?

> -- Nathan


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