[OpenAFS] AFS outage, impact of "moving" root.cell.readonly, root.afs.readonly

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Thu, 10 May 2007 13:41:41 -0500

Jeff Blaine <jblaine@mitre.org> wrote:
> Christopher D Clausen <cclausen@acm.org> writes:
>> And you did NOT use vos remsite on the replication point first?  I
>> suspect that would be a problem.
> There is no reason to 'vos remsite' a volume you are
> going to 'vos remove'.
> 'vos remove' performs the appropriate VLDB deletion
> for replicas just as it does for RWs.


I have had problems with a straight vos remove of a readonly not
actually working the way it should.

I have never had a problem using vos remsite and then vos zap.

> 'vos remsite':
> "This command is useful for removing read-only sites that
> were mistakenly created with the vos addsite command, before
> the vos release command actually releases them."

That seems like a waste of a command.  It would only be used in very
rare situations that are otherwise correctable (just vos release and
then vos remove.)  And why can't vos remove, vos zap or vos delentry be
used to remove a non-released replica?