[OpenAFS] 1.3.87 on Solaris 10 and weird NFS problem

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 15:07:47 -0500

Sergio Gelato <Sergio.Gelato@astro.su.se> wrote:
> * Christopher D. Clausen [2005-08-09 19:09:55 -0500]:
>> Even more testing has revealed that the libafs64.nonfs.o module works
>> just fine when the libafs64.o one does not.  This is very weird.  I
>> can only assume that this is due to some change in Solaris 10.
>> Am I going to run into weird NFS / AFS problems later on because I am
>> using the nonfs kernel module?  Can someone explain why there were
>> two seperate modules (nonfs and nfs) to begin with?
> If you don't know why there are two separate modules, then the .nonfs.
> one is probably right for you. (It's the one I've always used on
> Solaris.)
> If I remember correctly, the other one is meant to be used on NFS/AFS
> translator machines. The translator functionality may very well be
> broken at the moment; I don't use it myself, so I wouldn't know.


I was simply going by the single line the IBM docs:
"If the machine is running the 64-bit version of Solaris 7, its kernel
supports NFS server functionality, and the nfsd process is running:"

Since nfsd is indeed running, I thought the "libafs64.o" file was the
one I needed.  Apparently this is not the case.