[OpenAFS] OpenAFS vs NFSv4 (linux)

Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor evdo.hsdpa@gmail.com
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 06:42:22 -0700

David, Agreed.

On 8/15/06, David Werner <david.werner@iws.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote:
> Dear List,
> Now it seems that NFSv4 seems to be included in the standard linux-kernel and
> the larger distributors turn it on or even apply their own patches
> to keep it current.
> I cant say much about the quality of their current state,
> except that to me it seems quite new.
> I wonder why they did not support OpenAFS as "product" is much longer
> available in pretty good working state on the market.
> Maybe licensing issues or dislikeness of stable binary interfaces
> of the the kernel-developers?  What does the folklore say?
> (Any links, or likely i should more of the developer list)
> To the conservative admin it is clear that something which supports
> the distributor is in favour to something where one has to put up
> own work to get it running.  So I now have to argue against my
> colleagues which say with every patched version of kernel one has to build
> up afs again, which seems to be true.
> Greetings,
>        David

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