[OpenAFS] afsdb refresh interval

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Thu, 01 Apr 2004 19:33:32 -0500

Mitch Collinsworth <mitch@ccmr.cornell.edu> writes:

> What _should_ happen is the same as what happens for any other
> DNS record.  Anybody who caches it should do so only until the
> assigned TTL runs out.  What _does_ happen depends on how it's
> coded.  Hopefully it's not as bad as some of the web browsers
> we've run into that won't notice a change without being restarted
> first.

I dont know for sure, but I suspect it will require a client restart
(or at least an fs newcell) to notice the new DNS records.  It gets
cached in the kernel, but I dont think there's a timeout of the
cell information; once it's in, it's in.

> -Mitch

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