[OpenAFS] UID conflicts
chas williams - CONTRACTOR
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:58:01 -0500
On Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:33:01 -0800
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You can use different local UIDs and AFS PTS IDs and everything will
> continue to work properly. AFS doesn't actually care what your local UID
> is; it will use whatever your PTS ID is for such things as file
> ownership. However, some local software (particularly on Mac OS X) can
> get confused.
it mostly works. there are a couple programs out there still that
insist that the uid on the file be the same as yours -- otherwise they
assume you dont have write permissions. as i recall (and it is a bit
hazy) utime()/utimes() is one of those syscalls that really doesnt like
uid != file uid.