[OpenAFS] Volume numbers

Hartmut Reuter reuter@rzg.mpg.de
Mon, 04 Dec 2006 15:31:07 +0100

Jakub Witkowski wrote:
> Hello!
>>From my observation of AFS volume ID numbers, it appears that they are
> always large, pseudo-random numbers unique to a given cell. I'd like to
> ask if there any lower/upper bounds to that value? Does volume number
> zero can exist? Or is that perhaps a special case?

The volume numbers in a new cell start with what the vldb database 
initialization has but in as starting number. This is 0x20000000
or decimal 536870912.

> Thank you,
> Jakub Witkowski.
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