[OpenAFS] Re: Trying to use OpenAFS-1.5.xx with Linux

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:53:31 -0600

On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:47:36 -0500
Dale Pontius <pontius@btv.ibm.com> wrote:

> To be truthful, I'm not even THAT interested in disconnected mode.
> I'm more interested in the ability to "hold things over" while
> disconnected, so I can reconnect.  Today I'd have to take down the afs
> 1.4.x client if I were about to lose my network connection, and that
> would mean taking down my desktop session and all applications - just
> to suspend.
> I want to be able to suspend and restore without loading my session -
> including my afs home directory.  This likely means moving from wired
> to wireless, wired to another wired, etc.  I'm willing to "just worked
> connected" - the disconnected operation really isn't that important to
> me.  I just want my afs-homed session to survive "network limbo" while
> the laptop is in transit between point a and point b.

What happens when you try to do this with a 1.4 client?

> Again, I hope to help with testing and debug, not distract.  I
> recognize that there is some learning curve.

You may get more useful information on disconnected operations from
Simon Wilkinson. He probably knows the most about disconnected mode, but
I believe he himself is disconnected from net access for the moment;
just wait a little bit.

Andrew Deason