[OpenAFS] no text in Windows Explorer Extention

Rodney M Dyer rmdyer@uncc.edu
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:36:52 -0400

At 01:09 AM 8/28/2006, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>This was one of those bugs that once you see what is going on you
>wonder how in the world it ever worked.  The file name "afs_shl_ext.dll"
>does not fit in 8.3 notation so when the module name was queried it
>would get the short name abbreviation whatever that happened to be.
>The end result is that the wrong module name was being loaded and that
>module didn't exist.  Specifying the name explicitly solves the problem.
>This will be fixed in a future release.

Is any of this part of the problem we were having last year with the shell 
extension being unloaded by Explorer and then never reloaded?  You fixed 
that problem for us by preventing Explorer from ever unloading the DLL, 
which I don't think was an ideal solution.

While we're on the subject, I noticed that the shell extension causes 
Explorer to pause for an extended period of time when you right-click on an 
object "if" the AFS service isn't running.  A little annoying, but it isn't 
that often that I use a workstation without the AFS service running, except 
at home, which -is- most of the time.  Any chance we can get a code change 
to the shell extension so that it checks to see if the service is running 
before it causes Explorer to wait?