[OpenAFS] Re: With 1.4.12, can /vicep partitions be plain directories?
Sun, 03 Oct 2010 21:57:14 -0400
On 10/03/2010 07:48 PM, Andrew Deason wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:52:23 -0400
> Jason Edgecombe<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 09/28/2010 09:22 PM, Andrew Deason wrote:
>>> I wasn't sure what you meant at first, but Russ' messages made me
>>> think maybe I do. Do you just mean the fileserver logging ignored
>>> partitions (and mentioning AlwaysAttach if appropriate) on startup?
>>> IIRC, as Russ mentions, that code right now is organized a bit
>>> awkwardly for that in that it goes through the list of partitions in
>>> multiple passes. But I'll take a look probably tomorrow.
>> I meant something like that. To build on Russ' suggestion maybe
>> something like this:
>> skipping /vicepa which isn't a separate partition. create
>> /vicepa/AlwaysAttach to forceably mount it.
> Later than I said, but gerrit 2893 has something like this. It logs this
> VAttachPartitions: not attaching /vicepc; either it is not a separate partition, or it failed to attach (create the file /vicepc/AlwaysAttach to force attaching it)
> Which I think is accurate. I don't want to say "skipping /vicepX because
> it's not a separate partition" because the code at that point doesn't
> actually know why the partition/directory was skipped. If it is a
> separate partition but fails to attach for some reason, you'll also get
> that message because without significant changes to that code, those two
> cases are indistinguishable.
> As noted in the comments, you also get another error message if a
> partition fails to attach, so I don't think that case is too confusing.
> Is this helpful? Or is this just more confusing stuff since it doesn't
> tell you specifically why the partition is getting ignored?
That works for me. Thanks!