[OpenAFS] Last Update not updating?

Horst Birthelmer horst@riback.net
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:35:03 +0100

On Jan 11, 2006, at 5:40 AM, Mike Polek wrote:
> The vos release won't actually do any volume copying
> if things are already up-to-date, but it takes a lot
> longer to issue a vos release on a set of, say, 10
> volumes than to check the dates and release the
> one that has been updated.
> Any chance of adding a switch to the vos exam command
> so that if you do something like
> vos exam my.vol -sync -cell pictage -local
> you get the old behavior, and without the -sync
> you get the new behavior? If I issue the 10
> vos release commands, it will have to sync
> anyway, and apparently do a lot more stuff.
> Since I'm interested in the Last Update
> field, it would be helpful to have a way to
> make sure it's accurate. For the times when
> I don't care, of course the new behavior is
> preferable.
> Just a thought.

Not a bad idea, since the client application decides which call it uses.

As Jeff mentioned, it's inaccurate for about 25 min.
So, this matters just for 25 minutes, than your tools would probably  
work as before.