[OpenAFS] Re: obsolete volumes

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Thu, 1 Feb 2007 16:07:06 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Kim Kimball wrote:

> Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
>> On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 03:44:35 PM -0800 Renata Maria Dart 
>> <renata@slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi Jeff,
>>> Does -showsuid also imply -nowrite, or can it be used with -nowrite
>>> to avoid taking the server out?
>> Yes, -showsuid also implies -nowrite.
>> In general, you can always use -nowrite to run the salvager in a read-only 
>> mode where it will only tell you what it would do, rather than actually 
>> doing anything.  This eliminates any need to shut down the fileserver; 
>> however, you only get that benefit if you run the salvager by hand - the 
>> 'bos salvage' command only knows how to handle a limited number of salvager 
>> arguments.
>> Remember that if you run the salvager by hand and do not use one of 
>> -nowrite, -showmounts, or -showsuid, you must shut down the fileserver 
>> first.  Otherwise you risk damaging volumes.
> Isn't this true iff salvaging one or more partitions?  Salvaging a single 
> volume doesn't cause 'bos salvage' to shut down the file server ...