[OpenAFS] OpenAFS on MacOS X
Patrick J. LoPresti
10 Jul 2001 14:16:31 -0400
Jim Rees <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This problem comes up over and over. I am inclined to put a dirty
> hack in to the stat op that would fake up the stat info for anything
> in /afs. Most anything that stats these entries just wants to know
> whether it's a file or a directory, and it's always a directory.
> This could be made optional on a per-client basis.
Are you sure the OS X Finder does not look for files *inside* each
directory for information about what icon to display? I am pretty
sure it does this at least for some directories, since "bundles" of
files within a directory is the new replacement for resource forks.
One side piece of vaguely related trivia: The OS X Finder will
deliberately avoid chasing a symbolic link if the sticky bit is set on
it. For the UFS and HFS+ file systems, at least, Darwin has the
symlink inherit the permissions of the containing directory; there is
no lchmod() system call.
While I am here, I have a related question. If I have an AFS volume
mounted on a mount point, and I stat() it, do I end up talking to the
file server which hosts the volume? Or do I just talk to the file
server for the volume which includes the mount point? I am trying to
decide how to lay out an AFS tree, and the presence of Finders and
Explorers and such means I have to care about this question.