[OpenAFS] CellServDB file update...
Derrick J Brashear
Mon, 15 May 2006 22:57:27 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 15 May 2006, Rodney M Dyer wrote:
> The AFS administration reference...
> ...makes clear that CellServDB files should never be updated by editing them
> with a text editor or I assume by the same token (no pun) simply copying new
> ones into place. The reference gives absolutely no indication of why or what
> the consequences are.
The CellServDB police will come by and break your kneecaps.
> Without performing a BOS restart, we've recently had the experience that
> copying a new CellServDB file over an existing one on a file server causes
> the file server volumes to become inaccessable. This happened on our Solaris
> clients as well as our XP clients. Our XP clients started returning the
> error SEC_E_NO_KERB_KEY.
Yup. There was a bug. It should have been fixed, but a deadlock was
introduced (by me) in the afsconf package when CellServDB is reread.
Broken 1.2.4 or so, fixed 1.2.11 or so, iirc.
It will be reread during normal operation.