[OpenAFS] sysname for 3.x linux kernel

Dan Scott danieljamesscott@gmail.com
Thu, 8 Mar 2012 14:44:28 -0500


I'm running into a small annoyance managing our OpenAFS files with the
most recent kernels (3.X). When I was running a 2.6 kernel, the
sysname didn't change very often and I didn't need to perform much
maintenance on my software installation volume. Recently, some
workstations have started using the 3.1 and 3.2 kernels and I've had
to create a lot of symlinks so that the @sys directories resolve
correctly. I'll have to do this whenever a new kernel version is

Is there a way to have a 'fallback' directory for @sys? i.e. If
amd64_linux32 doesn't exist, then it should use the amd64_linux31
directory instead. Or maybe we can have a amd64_linux3 sysname for all
3.x linux kernels?

I can see the advantages of having different names for 2.4,2.6 and 3.
kernels, but do we really need a new sysname every 3 months or so?