[OpenAFS] 2.6 kernel support anytime soon? Workarounds?

chas williams (contractor) chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 08:56:06 -0400

In message <200404050828.24276.stevew@catalyst.net.nz>,Steve Wray writes:
>1. Is 2.6 RW support going to happen any time soon? Like weeks, months, 

i think i have a pretty good handle on what needs to be changed to
get some limited 2.6 support.  i say limited since you will likely
need to patch 2.6 to export the sys_call_table until there is a
workaround via a dummy sysctl/proc interface.

the filesystem system changes in 2.6 are nice.  you get a seperate
inode pool for each filesystem which is what afs does (directly or
not) and would prefer.

the other interesting change in 2.6 is groups.  not sure quite sure
how to handle this.

anyway its probably about a month or so off time permitting.