[OpenAFS] CellServDB file update...
Derrick J Brashear
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:35:34 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 16 May 2006, Rodney M Dyer wrote:
> If "internally" the addhost/removehost commands do nothing more than "edit"
> the files themselves, like a text editor, then they are "currently" only
> practice policy. It sounds to me instead that they actually do more than
> edit the files, because you actually have locking issues if the file server
> process is trying to read the CellServDB files at the same time you would
> manually copy over them. The addhost/removehost commands probably stop the
> file server process from reading the files, update them, then allow them to
> be read again.
Nope. Wrong sort of lock problem. They just edit the files.
> 1. The file server process actually reads the CellServDB file very
> 2. Never copy over the CellServDB file because of #1.
> 3. Use "bos addhost/removehost" commands to change the CellServDB
> 4. We should never have to "bos restart" a server to get it to see a
> new cell server if we use bos addhost...right?
Well, if you have old buggy servers, you will...