[OpenAFS] openafs on coLinux
Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:25:36 -0500
> Anyone done OpenAFS on coLinux yet? I seem to remember UML getting a
> port a while back.
I haven't, but since nobody else spoke up...
I looked at the coLinux site. Interesting. I guess if you have
to run windows, it's even a reasonable choice. I'm going to try
very hard not to think about running coLinux under linux.
The reason why the OpenAFS build for UML is special is because:
/0/ uml objects are both kernel & userspace objects.
/1/ uml needs different compile-time options.
/2/ uml needs an annoying compile-time environment.
/3/ the distribution openafs build process requires detailed
knowledge of the required kernel compile-time options.
At a cursory glance, I couldn't tell if coLinux had the same problems.
Given that it's a different tar ball that presumably doesn't pretend
to also work as a stand-alone program, some of the weirdness of
UML should not be present. Module support would be crucial; if
coLinux doesn't support that the job gets much harder.
Given working module support, /1/+/3/ may still be a problem -- that
could probably be fixed by building some kernel modules with V=1,
taking careful note of the options used, then altering the openafs
build process to use the same options.