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

Dale Pontius pontius@btv.ibm.com
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:59:53 -0500

Andrew Deason wrote:
> 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)
It's what I expect - I haven't actually gotten a good try.  I just did
try it, and the runtime stuff, some Gentoo's some mine, thwarted me. 
I've rebooted since, but at one point I wound up with a valid token, but
nothing mounted on /afs.  I'll have to work on the runtime script stuff
a bit before I can make a valid attempt.  By the way, this is back at

Dale Pontius
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