[OpenAFS] Re: Feature wish: remove partition while fileserver keeps on running

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:13:53 -0600

On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:18:38 -0500
Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> wrote:

> > What I think would be an even more useful feature is the ability to
> > detach and reattach a partition on another server (via SAN storage or
> > whatever), since there aren't very good workarounds for that. If we
> > could do that, we could also just detach a partition and reattach it to
> > the same server again.
> May I suggest an alternate approach?
> In http://rt.central.org/rt/Ticket/Display.html?id=130561
> I documented an idea about a "DoNotAttach" flag. While this would not 
> allow for hot adds and hot removals, it would allow you to flag a 
> /vicepX folder for removal. After that, just schedule a service restart.

Yeah, that sounds useful and easy to do, to me. I don't entirely
consider it an alternate approach in that it is a full replacement for
what I wrote above, but it would certainly be useful.

Andrew Deason