[OpenAFS] How's 1.6 on Solaris 10 SPARC?

Brian Sebby sebby@anl.gov
Thu, 31 May 2012 20:49:25 -0500

I upgraded all of the file & database servers (all Solaris 10 Sparc) in our 
cell to 1.6.1 a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't seen any issues.  I did
have a volume mysteriously go offline and it took a few salvages to fix it,
but I think it may have been a fluke.  Our clients are a mix of Solaris
(Sparc & x86), Linux, Windows, and Macs running all sorts of client versions
(various 1.4s to 1.6.1 on the Unix boxes, various 1.5s and 1.7s on Windows)
and I haven't heard of any issues that might be server related.  We're having
some Windows issues but I think those are outdated clients - I'm waiting for 
our helpdesk to update those machines.  I'm working on getting the Solaris
and Linux clients up to 1.6.1, but that involves rebooting on Solaris, and
I still need to download the latest 1.6.1 client from the Ubuntu OpenAFS PPA.
We had been building the OpenAFS module for each kernel on a build box, but
we've lately had to switch to DKMS after the module-assistant stopped building
the module on the newer Linux kernels that were backported to Ubuntu Lucid.

It's likely in the next hardware refresh of our cell that we'll be going to
virtualized Linux for the file & database servers - our Solaris infrastructure
has been massively shrinking thanks to Oracle pricing themselves out of 
competition for new systems & services.  


On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:14:09PM -0400, Jeff Blaine wrote:
> Are people actively using 1.6 on Solaris 10 SPARC?
> As client?
> As file server?
> As DB server?
> Anything to note?
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