[OpenAFS] openafs 1.4.2: 'klog -setpag' doesn't work on rhel4

Robert Banz banz@umbc.edu
Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:10:06 -0500

On Nov 20, 2006, at 15:33, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Berthold Cogel <cogel@rrz.uni-koeln.de> writes:
>> I've installed the openafs-1.4.2 RPMs on two Systems. One system is
>> still running RHEL3, the other is a fresh installed RHEL4 system.
>> On the RHEL4 system I've tried to get a AFS token during the  
>> postinstall
>> process of the system to fetch some files from the AFS. When I'm  
>> doing
>> this with 'klog -setpag <afsuser>' it fails. 'klog <afsuser>' works.
> Correct.  klog -setpag doesn't work with OpenAFS 1.4.2 and current
> kernels.  The code required to support the -setpag feature is  
> hideous and
> breaks all sorts of kernel abstractions, and in 1.4.2 it was deemed  
> too
> dangerous to continue to attempt since it can lead to race conditions.
> This really should have been in the release notes; sorry about that.

Is that just in Linux?