[OpenAFS] maildir on openafs

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 09:49:21 -0700

"David Bear" <David.Bear@asu.edu> writes:

> I seem to distantly recall some discussion about storing maildir
> directories on openafs, but I don't remember if it was safe,
> discouraged, or otherwise problematic. Any one see problems with putting
> maildir in afs?

The maildir protocol requires cross-directory hardlinks.  In order to use
it in AFS, you have to modify the protocol slightly in a way that may
undermine some of its reliability guarantees (although *probably* not

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>