[OpenAFS] GiveUpAllCallBacks callers

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:51:45 -0500

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Gary Buhrmaster
<gary.buhrmaster@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 07:47, Derrick Brashear <shadow@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> c) Just state that 1.4.5 is "too old" to bother
>> possibly that being today.
> While I tend to be of the opinion that at some point you
> just have to throw away the bath water (regardless of
> the baby squid that has been living in it for a few years,
> and has now grown into a full fledged unmanaged monster).
> The problem for this case is that use of the RPC will


> crash the server. =A0And it seems likely that if a site
> is still running older servers it means that site is not
> actively managing (and by that I mean managing
> at all) their infrastructure. =A0An OpenAFS server that
> crashes (repeatedly) may be an excuse for someone
> to just blame OpenAFS for being a POS, remove it
> from their environment, and bad mouth it. =A0I do not
> think we want that, even though I would be tempted
> to just have calamari and call it a day.
> I think the only pragmatic solution is to hold ones nose
> and use the "implied" capability by checking for the
> other (GetStatistics64) RPC. =A0And vow that this is the
> absolute last time (until the next time :-). =A0And, for
> this type of problem, we actually have a plan for
> the future with the capabilities RPC.

there's been objection that "RPC actually works" is not a capability.