[OpenAFS] How should we handle bogus volumes?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Mon, 07 Aug 2006 16:36:25 -0400

On Thursday, August 03, 2006 08:35:50 AM +0300 Brian Gallew <geek@cmu.edu> 

> IMPORTANT POINT: since no one ever reads the source, be aware that if any
> of the bogus volumes reference real volumes whose RW component is on the
> server in question, that ENTIRE VOLUME will vanish forever.

> Esther, Jeff, and others have all mentioned the importance of actually
> looking at the bogus volumes to see what they are before doing anything
> irrevocable.

Right.  The "bogus.XXXX" name does NOT mean the _volume_ is somehow 
"bogus"; all it means is that at some point the salvager encountered a 
volume which was damaged in a particular way that prevents it from knowing 
what the correct volume name is, so it makes something up.  The volume may 
be something you don't care about, or it may contain valuable data.  If a 
"bogus.XXXX" volume name in 'vos listvol' output catches you by surprise, 
then you are not reading your salvager logs carefully enough.

-- Jeff