[OpenAFS] AlwaysAttach

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:45:11 -0700

"Christopher D. Clausen" <cclausen@acm.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:

>> 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.

Yeah, but having someone create a /vicepa directory and then the
fileserver just ignore it and say that /vicepa doesn't exist is really
unfriendly.  We can argue about the wording of the error message (it could
just say "ignoring /vicepa because it isn't a separate partition"), but it
should say *something*.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>