[OpenAFS] Removing file server preferences...
Rodney M Dyer
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:09:59 -0400
At 02:08 PM 9/19/2006, Ken Hornstein wrote:
>Stupid question #2: is it just a matter of tidying things up that you want
>those prefs removed?
In our case yes, and to prevent time out failover lag.
> As I understand it, if the fileservers have been decommissioned (you've
> moved all volumes off of them), then it shouldn't matter what the
> preference of the server is because no one is talking to it, right?
The client will try to hit the server for a volume that it is preferenced
to hit first, in our case in the same building. If the server is down,
there will be a time out period while it fails over to the next server in
the preference list.
But I think Mr. Altman had the more "technical" explanation.