[OpenAFS] Summary of recommended configuration options from the workshop

Esther Filderman mizmoose@gmail.com
Thu, 29 May 2008 19:20:56 -0400

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Jeffrey Altman
<jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> wrote:
> Andy Cobaugh wrote:
>> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall someone mentioning that
>> there were certain cases when running fastrestart where volumes might end up
>> being attached even if they need salvaging, leading to data loss/corruption?
> Not corruption but there is a chance that the damage to the volume
> would not prevent it from being attached and the error would only be
> detected when a user actually attempts to access/change the contents.
> At that point the file server would notice the damage and detach the
> volume making it inaccessible to users.

Well, it's theoretically possible for a damaged volume to get mounted,
it's theoretically possible that it's in such a state that it tries to
serve data that's been corrupted.  It's theoretically possible that
the cachemanager doesn't detect the problem and delivers crap to the

It's theoretically possible that I'm going to wake up tomorrow less
bitter, that people will stop misspelling Derrick's name, and that I'm
going to win millions of dollars in the lottery.