[OpenAFS] Enabling --enable-bos-new-config unconditionally in 1.6

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:53:53 -0400

Russ Allbery wrote:
> I would like to cut down on the number of configure options that OpenAFS
> is carrying around.  One of the pieces of low-hanging fruit is this
> option, which enables a new and fairly harmless feature.
> If this option is given (currently not the default), when bosserver
> starts, it will look for a file named BosConfig.new in its configuration
> directory.  If found, it will move it to BosConfig before reading the
> configuration file.  This provides a way to stage changes to BosConfig
> without running into problems caused by bosserver rewriting the existing
> file.
> I'd like to enable this unconditionally in 1.6.  The only drawback that
> we've been able to think of is that it will cause surprising behavior for
> anyone who has a BosConfig.new file sitting around in that directory.
> Does anyone have that situation right now?  Does anyone have any
> objections to enabling this if that issue is mentioned in the release
> notes?

sounds like a winner to me.