[OpenAFS] Openafs 1.4.0-rc7 Success on Redhat Enterprise 4 EM64T

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:30:24 -0400

Quoting "Karl E. Kelley" <kekelley@iastate.edu>:

> I didn't want to try 1.4.0-rc5 on a system already running 1.4.0-rc7,

Well, you could try the 1.4.0 RPMs, as they've been finished.  However
the real point was to make sure that you could rebuild my RPMS on
x86_64 and that they would work.

Also, the 1.4.0 RPMS are done.  There's time to get changes into the
1.4.1 RPMs....

>  - The openafs-client rc script doesn't provide the cache and afsd
>    configuration that the rc script that has been supplied with openafs
>    previously, and only provides 2 configuration parameters, AFSD_ARGS and
>    BOSSERVER_ARGS in /etc/sysconfig/openafs, not all the various parameter
>    settings for routines in /etc/init.d/afs, which I found very convenient
>    for providing a simple way to configure afsd.   I hope these are put
>    back in before 1.4.x goes GA.  If they don't, I will have to put them
>    back in myself and rebuild the rpms.

I dont understand what configuration you think you need that you
can't set in the AFSD_ARGS and BOSSERVER_ARGS.  Could you please
let me know?

>  - The README in the openafs-kernel-source is quite out of date as far
>    as telling how to install a rebuilt openafs kernel module, which is
>    obviouly different now the the openafs kernel modules are actually
>    being installed in /lib/modules, instead of in /usr/vice/etc/modload.

Can you send me a patch for this, or at least suggest better text?
There's also the "rpmbuild -bb --target=i686 openafs...src.rpm" to
build a kernel-module RPM for the currently-running kernel.

>  - to reiterate, the multiple openafs-kernel modules will cause a problem
>    with up2date, and I realize why that was done, but the only way I can
>    see is to put only the lowest kernel versions on the proxy server
>    and force everyone to recompile their own openafs kernel module for newer
>    kernels, which isn't as good as it works now.

Why will this cause a problem with up2date?  Wont up2date already try
to install the most-recent kernel?  As I asked in my last email, how
does up2date deal with the redhat-distributed LKM RPMS?  Red hat must
have already solved this problem....

> Other than the above, openafs 1.4.0-rc5 seems to be working on:
> kekelley@motley.ait% uname -a
> Linux motley.ait.iastate.edu 2.6.9-22.EL #1 Mon Sep 19 18:20:28 EDT 
> 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I was hoping to get an answer about x86_64, not x86.  But thanks.


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