[OpenAFS] "mount -t nfs otherserver:stuff /vicepa" ==> bad?

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:23:00 -0800

Yes, I know the thought of something like that probably makes many of
you ill.  Unfortunately the networking people here aren't budging on
letting me have two IP's for the same machine, and I need to get
things up and running soon.

The idea is to have two machines on the same 100mbit switch (extremely
fast connectivity to each other), each serving AFS for a different
cell.  The unusual part is that since one of the machines has a
gigantic amount of disk, I want the other one to NFS-mount some part
of that on /vicepa and use it to store all the AFS data.

I know there's a special "gotcha" with running afsd on a reiserfs
filesystem... are there any similar gotchas or filesystem requirements
for the fileserver process?  Total protonic reversal [1] perhaps?
That would be bad.


  - a

[1] http://www.megacz.com/tmp/bad.wav