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

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Thu, 10 May 2007 14:47:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 10 May 2007, Christopher D. Clausen wrote:

> 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.
> Really?
> 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?

consider the case that you remsite something temporarily, leave the data, 
and then addsite later when you want clients to see it again...