[OpenAFS] 2.6 linux kernel support; afs from ramdisk

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Mon, 9 Aug 2004 12:51:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Ian Delahorne wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-08-09 at 09:24, Dr A V Le Blanc wrote:
>> On Saturday August 7, Christoph Hellwig, a Linux kernel developer,
>> gave a presentation at Leeds on Linux filesystems.  He said that
>> AFS was a buggy filesystem with a very messy code base, and that
>> people should stay away from openafs, which was particularly
>> unreliable.
> When it comes to some of the userland stuff, he's sortof right about the
> code base. Code in src/volser/ is pretty butt ugly (and then we have a
> different implementation of the same stuff in libadmin also...)
> (NB: I don't know anything of the history of that code, I'm just trying
> to read it while implementing vos subcommands for Arla...)

You can run AFS without any of the userland;-)

(it's hard to administer, but you can be a client with literally none, if 
you have a kinit which gets tokens for you)