[OpenAFS] Re: AFS performance problems: Where's current (IBM's is 2000) HowTo Install +Config Doc?

Stephan.Wiesand@desy.de Stephan.Wiesand@desy.de
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:38:59 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Harald Barth wrote:

>> I'm willing to have a go at this & install on 64-bit
>> Scientific Linux 4.4 server. I don't know that much
>> about our existing AFS server so will need some
>> tutorial documentataon in configuring a new AFS server
>> & migrating allthe config+data to a new server.
> If you are not familiar it will be much faster if you use an OS that
> the OpenAFS community makes binary releases for. Unless you can get
> fresh and good binary releases for SL 4.4.

Well, "fresh" and "good" aren't neccessarily the same. The SL developers 
try to find a balance between stability and being up to date, and also try 
to align AFS updates with somewhat disruptive other changes if possible. 
See http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0801&L=scientific-linux-devel&T=0&P=2498

The current errata packages for SL4 are 1.4.4, plus a good measure of bug 
fixes found in CVS last summer. That's not bleeding edge, but it really 
could be worse. After all, 1.4.5 is only about three months old.

Stephan Wiesand
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