[OpenAFS] OpenAFS in a production environment

Sean Kelly smkelly@rooster.creighton.edu
Fri, 12 Aug 2005 16:15:37 -0500

I've been stalking this mailing list for a few months now while pondering
the possibility of deploying an AFS setup in my environment. However, while
reading this list I've not been able to get a firm idea of how stable
OpenAFS is.

There seem to be a lot of reports about OpenAFS causing many Linux kernel
panics, having issues with newer or older kernel versions, random
configurations, or just instability in general. Is this because OpenAFS
really is a very sensitive program/service, or is it the standard problem
of only hearing from those who are having a problem?

Does OpenAFS work with RHEL AS 4? RHEL AS 3? HP-UX and Solaris?

I'd be interested in hearing an in depth description of how people are
using AFS both in commercial and educational environments today and their
success and failure stories. I realize AFS has been around for a long time
and do have the _Managing AFS_ book, but I'd be curious if things have
changed in the post-TransArc era.


Sean M. Kelly
UNIX Systems Architect
Division of Information Technology
Creighton University
(402) 280-2264