[OpenAFS] Feature request, sort of
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:24:05 -0400
On Jul 18, 2007, at 11:16 AM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Except that the new volume should be "special" in that no changes are
> permitted. In other words, the "wida" permissions are neutered on
> volume. Since the new volume type doesn't exist, modifying the
> ACLs is
> something that has the same effect that you can do today.
Exactly. I'd not thought of the acls issues, but yes, they should be
invariant if possible.
I suppose this brings up some other issues as well. For example,
would we want a -readonly flag for 'vos copy' so one could make an
invariant copy of an existing volume? I can see some use for that.
And I suppose we'd want 'vos convertROtoRW' to work as well.
Since '.readonly' has such a strong association with replicant
volumes, perhaps we should refer to this new type as an invariant
volume. The different terminology will prevent a lot of confusion.