[OpenAFS] Automatic move of volumes

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:18:15 -0500

Steven Jenkins <steven.jenkins@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/24/07, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery@ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> On Oct 24, 2007, at 10:15 , Steven Jenkins wrote:
>>> - the RO handling is not good -- what happens if the _only_ RO is on
>>> the old server and the remsite happens?  Clients with existing
>> remsite is irrelevant:  it just informs the vlserver of where an R/O
>> replica will be stored in the future, it has no impact whatsoever on
>> what R/Os (if any) exist *now*.
> remsite is _very_ relevant for clients that don't already know about
> the RO that has been remsite'd -- when they ask the vlserver for the
> volume, the vlserver will tell them that only the RW exists.

That sounds like a mis-use of the remsite command, although that is an 
interesting way to "hide" RO volumes.

I assume that a client that gets rebooted / crashes is going to start 
reading the RW when it comes back up though, right?