[OpenAFS] Re: PAGs in Ubuntu Karmic

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:12:01 -0600

On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 20:55:51 +0100
Frank Burkhardt <fbo2@gmx.net> wrote:

> $ aklog -setpag

Do you need to use -setpag to obtain a new PAG? From the shell, using
'pagsh' is a much more reliable way of getting a PAG, but gives you a
PAG in a new shell, not your calling process.

>From the aklog manpage:


   Note that this in some cases relies on dangerous and tricky
   manipulations of kernel records and will not work on all platforms or
   with all Linux kernels.

It's probably broken in new Linux versions, which doesn't seem
surprising. Even when -setpag did work, it involved ugly hacks; even
more so than PAGs themselves.

Andrew Deason