[OpenAFS] Supergroups enabled by default in openafs 1.6.1 rpm
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:16:07 -0500
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On 12/20/2012 11:46 AM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> He has an existing cell with supergroups enabled and a bunch of
> supergroups in use. He accidentally upgraded to a ptserver without
> supergroup support. He's since replaced that with one that does have
> supergroup support, but he's wondering if the ptserver without supergro=
> support could have corrupted the supergroup portions of his database wh=
> it was running.
> I wasn't sure -- I'd heard in the past that people were worried about w=
> the ptserver might do to the database, but I don't know that specifics
> were ever discussed.
Jeff Hutzelman and I discussed this situation earlier this week. The
conclusion was that deletions of groups with groups as members or as
members of a group can produce dangling references which:
a. can generate inconsistent results
b. may confuse tools that manage memberships
If there were no deletions while the supergroup unaware ptserver was
master, there should be no problems. If there were (or may have been)
deletions, someone should write a tool to restore consistency to
the supergroup relationships and recover unreferenced but used blocks.
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