[OpenAFS] UID conflicts

chas williams - CONTRACTOR chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:58:01 -0500

On Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:33:01 -0800
Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> 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.