[OpenAFS] Re: openafs does not put a [correct] value in fsinfo.f_type?
Mon, 25 Dec 2006 16:29:35 -0800
Derrick J Brashear <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> This won't work for code which must build without dependencies on AFS,
>> of which might be built on a non-AFS machine and executed on an
>> AFS-client machine (ie for rpm/deb packaging).
> Untrue. The kafs library has its on syscall prober thing which doesn't
> depend on AFS and certainly manages to set tokens.
Are you referring to this?
The code in lib/kafs/afssys.c appears to catch the SIGSYS signal while
doing some scary syscall()-guessing.
This is the closest thing to an answer so far. But that's a pretty
huge amount of code just to figure out what filesystem a file sits on.
I'm also worried about using something like this to answer the
question "does this machine have the AFS client" in a situation where
a false negative means severe data corruption. In the case of the
krb4-kth library, a false negative in the syscall()-guessing just
means that the user gets an error message.