[OpenAFS] AlwaysAttach

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:34:48 -0500

Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> writes:
>> Would it be terribly difficult to add an informational message to the
>> fileserver to mention this?
> I took a look, but the code is structured in a really obnoxious way that
> makes it hard to do this.  It needs substantial restructuring so that it's
> aware of what partitions have been mounted already because they're
> separate devices.

I'd prefer to NOT encourage people to use directories and instead have them 
actually create partitions to avoid problems with system partitions filling 
up for whatever reason.  Having the ability to work around it is one thing, 
recommending it via a default message is quite another entirely.

Someone just setting up AFS should create dedicated partitions.  People who 
absolutely need to use a directory can usually just ask, read the man page, 
or find this thread in the list archives.