[OpenAFS] curious about why mountpoints work the way they do
Thu, 17 May 2007 11:16:29 -0700
Adam Megacz <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi there. I have a few questions about why openafs mountpoints work the
> way they do. Please don't interpret this as criticism -- I'm mainly
> trying to understand why things work the way they do.
> 1. Why does remove(char*) not work on mountpoints?
I expect this was a conscious decision at some point that mount points
were special and shouldn't be removable by regular processes that aren't
AFS-aware, but I'm not sure. They've "always worked that way" at this
> 2. In some alternate universe, would it have been possible to
> implement mountpoints as symlinks to some volume-name space? For
> example, if the cache manager automatically mapped
> /afs/cell/@vol/volname to the root directory of volume "volname"
> in cell "cell", mountpoints could be implemented as symlinks.
Mount points *are* symlinks. So I'm not quite sure what advantage this
would have over the current state.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>