[OpenAFS] laptop use

Steve Simmons scs@umich.edu
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:45:14 -0400

On Sep 29, 2010, at 9:40 AM, Derrick Brashear wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Thomas Briggs <tbriggs@cs.ship.edu> =
>> I'm using OpenAFS 1.5.77 on Snow Leopard (10.6.4) on a laptop.  Last =
night, I forgot to shutdown AFS before I left an internet connected =
world.  When I opened up in an area that had no internet access (yes, =
there are such places left in the US), I could not shutdown it down =
using the AFS menu.  Is there any way to do this without rebooting?  (I =
don't have OpenAFS running at startup b/c of this).
> all the menu does (i think) is the equivalent of sudo kill (pid of
> launchafs), which runs the shutdown script. if you can reproduce this,
> run "cmdebug localhost" while offline and you are killing afs, and
> share the output?
> i don't shut it down; it's harmless to leave running.

My experience with this (Snowleopard, 1.5.7x) matches Derrick. My laptop =
does not mount oAFS on boot because if you're in a non-internet =
situation it slows the boot down badly, but once it's up the only =
problem you have when disconnected is access to AFS-based files is =
rather poor. :-)

If I recall correctly, *if you wait long enough* the shutdown of oAFS =
does eventually succeed. That time, given that I had a files/volumes =
referenced in AFS, was very very long. Maybe hours. Better to leave it =