AFS backup with adsmpipe ; WAS: [OpenAFS] Code to demo NFS/UDP weakness?

Mathias Feiler
Thu, 10 Aug 2006 17:13:29 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Harald Barth wrote:

|> |1. vos dump | bugfixed-adsmpipe jada-jada-jada
|> What do You mean with "bugfixed-adsmpipe" ?
|> Did I miss something?
|The adsmpipe source had not only a very strange license, it did not the
|right things with files > 2GB either (on AIX).
Oh yes, years ago we got 64-Bit support included over here too.
So the term "bugfixed" focuses on the historic basic origin adsmpipe
version, right?
|> It is quit intersting to me, sice I think over to add threading
|> to adsmpipe in order to speed it up a bit (Fold wait times on each other).
|I think we should sync what source we've got. And I think we should
|ask IBM for a better license.

Up to now I thourhgt adsmpipe is a kind of free use w/o waranty .

|The alternative is that you'd rewrite
|the code so that it does not need the old license. Unfortunately, I
|think writing ADSM code is an extremely boring exercise, so I try to
|minimize it as much as possible.

You're right. Lets see if we find a menial to do it ... ;-)

To join/merge the code would make sense in any case.
Asking IBM for change of a Lic could be a hard long way IMHO.
My colleague prommised to open a call with IBM in order to see
how IBM thinks on this. I'd be satisfied to see adsmpipe under the same lic
as openafs.

|Adsmpipe does not set the file
|permissions right either IMHO.

We never run into this since (nomen est omen) we just use it in conjunction
with pipes.

Sincerely Mathias Feiler

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