[OpenAFS] gnome-vfs and AFS home directories

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:24:57 -0700

Jack Neely <jjneely@pams.ncsu.edu> writes:

> We are starting to deploy RHEL 5 with OpenAFS 1.4.4.  All users have
> there home directories in AFS.

> The Trash can on the gnome desktop doesn't work.  I found out that the
> Trash functionality in gnome-vfs was turned off for AFS filesystems.  I
> patched this in Red Hat Bug #253090.

> Now, the Trash works for some users and not for others.  I can sit and
> watch the opened Trash folder full of items.  Suddenly all the files
> vanish...then reappear.

> If my research is right, gnome-vfs/nautilis use the kernel inotify stuff
> to monitor files.  It appears that AFS isn't properly supporting this.
> Can anyone clarify what's happening here?  

Does it help to uninstall fam and install gamin instead?

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>