[OpenAFS] Re: coreutils-6.11 released

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:37:44 -0700

Jim Meyering <jim@meyering.net> writes:

> You can tell I don't use AFS and didn't do my homework.
> I wish you'd noticed and spoken up a month or so ago.

Unfortunately, I only follow the announcement list.  :/

> Knowing that, I expect to revert that patch -- unless someone
> can come up with a very good argument for the new behavior.
> Out of curiosity, how have you used it?

Usually to tell whether two shells are in different PAGs, which is useful
when hunting down problems with AFS PAM modules and the like.  Also to
tell whether a process is in a PAG at all, although with current Linux
kernels the keyring is the canonical place where that's stored.

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