[OpenAFS] Mount points for .backup volumes

Warren.Yenson@morganstanley.com Warren.Yenson@morganstanley.com
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:22:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Nickolai Zeldovich wrote:

> > On the windows client, a colleague was also faced with a directory listing
> > along the lines of
> >
> >     \.backup\.backup\.backup\.backup\.backup\.backup\.backup\.backup\...
> This certainly seems like a bug in the windows client -- the unix
> cache manager refuses to evaluate a backup volume mountpoint in
> a backup volume, returning ELOOP.

Actually, ELOOP is returned when the number of symbolic links followed is
greater than the system defined limit, meaning the client was in fact
traversing the mount points recursively.

> (FWIW, in the athena.mit.edu cell, backup user volumes are mounted
> as ~/OldFiles by default, and it seems to work fairly well..)

And on ~/.OldFiles in Morgan Stanley.

              - Warren

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