[OpenAFS] Need help with translator

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Fri, 3 Dec 2010 21:50:34 +0000

On 3 Dec 2010, at 18:36, Karen Eldredge <karen.eldredge@infoprint.com> wrote=

>> I don't think the translator code gets built by default, and your
>> error suggests it's not compiled in.  Try removing or commenting out
>> the line that defines AFS_NONFSTRANS in src/config/param.linux26.h and
>> rebuilding.
> Thanks Marc that did the trick.  Now to make sure it works like our produc=
> translator.  Thanks again for your help.

At this point, it's only fair to point out that the problems with building t=
he Linux NFS translator on recent kernels means that it gets very little lov=
e, or testing. It also seems very unlikely that the Linux kernel community w=
ill provide the interfaces that we require in the future. So, the translator=
 in it's current form is a bit of a dead end. Please consider this before yo=
u deploy it in a production environment!

There have been proposals made for implementing a user-space translator, whi=
ch would free us from kernel politics. At present, I'm not aware of anyone w=
ith the right combination of time, money and interest to take this work forw=