[OpenAFS] Cross Platform Forks et al

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:45:02 -0400

Jason C. Wells wrote:
> Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>> Its not on the wishlist yet but a cell wide metadata service is
>> something that has been discussed.   I would like to see if it is
>> possible to get WDS, Google Desktop and Spotlight to talk to a third
>> party metadata server.  You really wouldn't want WDS to be forced to
>> maintain local indexes of the cell's AFS content.
> If the metadata exists on the underlying storage filesystem (many modern
> FS have the metadata) then don't you already have your "service."  You
> would just need to expose the metadata via AFS and let the users decide
> what to do with it.  I realize that a cell can be huge.  I'd just like
> to index my AFS home directory for starters.

Adding support for extended attributes and streams is on the wish list
but you are already aware of that.