[OpenAFS] PAGs in Ubuntu Karmic

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Wed, 04 Nov 2009 22:20:08 -0800

Frank Burkhardt <fbo2@gmx.net> writes:

> are there any recent changes in the linux kernel or in openafs which
> prevent PAGs from working?  For a long time I was making heavy use of
> PAGS using self built vanilla kernels in various debian releases.

> However, last Sunday I got a new laptop and decided to give the new
> Ubuntu release (Karmic) a shot. I decided to use the use the official
> ubuntu kernel and built openafs modules the suggested way
> (module-assistant).

> Everything works fine - except of PAGs. Does anyone know, why they're
> not working anymore or even how to enable them?

I suspect that what you're seeing is that AFS uses keyrings with current
kernels instead of GID-based PAGs to accomplish the same purposes.  The
AFS part works the way it always has, but the supplemental groups may not
show up as GIDs.

But it's hard to be sure without more details on what you mean by "not
working any more."

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>