[OpenAFS] How to store files in OpenAFS

John Hascall john@iastate.edu
Fri, 08 Dec 2006 07:31:25 CST

> > Further, how one can store/retrieve a file from OpenAFS?

> AFS integrates intself completely in the kernel of your OS. You can use
> it like any other (local) filesystem. Any programm, wich uses the
> ordinary vfs-interface for writing files (in fact every programm does),
> can use AFS.

  But beware badly written programs.  One vendor's (who shall remain
  unamed) version of compress did not used to check the status of
  close().  As a result if you were near to over quota in AFS and
     compress largish.file
  you effectively did:
     cp /dev/null largish.file.Z
     rm largish.file
  which did make your quota situation better, but not in the way
  you thought it would.... :)