[OpenAFS] Evaluating OpenAFS

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 17 May 2011 10:31:17 -0700

Simon Wilkinson <sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk> writes:

> The version question is a tricky one. You should definitely avoid the
> 1.5 series - this was a development series which has now been superseded
> by the 1.6 prereleases. Recommending one of 1.4 and 1.6 is harder. 1.4
> is our "stable" series which is in widespread production use. 1.6 is
> designed to replace this, but at present 1.6 is in the final stages of
> prerelease testing - so we're still shaking out the bugs. There is a
> known data corruption bug in the latest 1.6 prerelease, for
> example. However, 1.6 is significantly faster than 1.4, and is what, I
> hope, we would be recommending to new installations in 6 months time.

> If your are evaluating our stability, then 1.4 is probably your best bet
> at present. If you are evaluating performance, or features, then the 1.6
> prereleases (probably starting with pre6 when it appears) are the best
> place to look,

If you're willing to test on Debian unstable, the version of the OpenAFS
packages currently in Debian unstable should be close to what will show up
as 1.6.0pre6 (and has the data corruption bug already fixed).

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