[OpenAFS] Re: coreutils-6.11 released

Davor Ocelic docelic@hcoop.net
Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:05:31 +0200

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

> 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.

Sure. There are PAG "prettifiers" like libnss-afs that make it look
a bit different, like


but still that's just a variation of the basic theme and having it
show up in any form is indispensable.