[OpenAFS] linux afsd goes bad if started when root.afs is unavailable

Nickolai Zeldovich kolya@MIT.EDU
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 22:48:48 -0500

While not directly an answer to your query, you could run AFS
in dynroot mode, by running afsd with the -dynroot flag.  This
way, /afs is a "virtual" volume, which is faked locally, and
AFS can start up without talking to the fileserver at all.

If you have local cell symlinks (like /afs/foo being a symlink
to foo.com), you can use the /usr/vice/etc/CellAlias file to
get dynroot to create them as well.

-- kolya