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

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:15:52 -0600

On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:02:46 -0500
Dale Pontius <pontius@btv.ibm.com> wrote:

> Andrew Deason wrote:
> > What happens when you try to do this with a 1.4 client?
> As things are, the Gentoo runtime system might probably thwart me,
> even with the 1.5 client.  I'm playing with suspend on a system at
> home, and suspending means dropping network services, and before
> dropping the network services, the Gentoo runtime system will shut
> down everything that depends on those network services.  On my home
> system, that's good.  With the 1.4 client that's probably good, too.
> I'll have to modify the startup scripts to make sure the the OpenAFS
> client doesn't get shut down before the network connection is shut
> down.  I may as well make sure my data is well-saved, and try this
> with the 1.4 client, and let you know how it goes. 
> (Heck, the first test can simply be unplugging the network cable for
> varying times.  That's even faster to try.  Several of us frequently
> take a walk after lunch - medium-sized disconnect, coming up.)
> I would expect something to time out, and go into a non-communicative
> snit.  The question becomes how long the timeout is, and how deep the
> snit is, once the laptop is reconnected.  Who knows... 5 or 10 minutes
> could be long enough to get to the conference room and reconnect, as
> long as nobody buttonholes me for an impromptu hallway meeting.

I'm not sure I'm following this. What is the behavior you see? What is
the behavior you expect?

Or have you not tried it yet, and are just theorizing? (That's fine; I'm
just trying to understand what you're saying)

Andrew Deason