[OpenAFS] Re: sysname for 3.x linux kernel
Thu, 8 Mar 2012 14:26:54 -0600
On Thu, 8 Mar 2012 15:05:33 -0500
Dan Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks. So it should 'fallback' by default?
Well, by 'default' only one is set. If you look up something called
@sys, the client will try all of the elements in the sysname list in
order until it finds something that works. So, if you set the list to
'amd64_linux32 amd64_linux3', then that would fall back as you describe.
> Would be nice if there was a default amd64_linux3 though... :)
Well, I think you may just want to avoid amd64_linux3* sysnames in
> This is on Fedora 16+RPMFusion:
> djscott@n6:~$ fs sysname
> Current sysname list is 'amd64_fedora_16' 'amd64_linux32'
> I don't know if the default sysname comes from upstream OpenAFS or if
> it's set in the RPMFusion packages.
Well that's definitely not coming from us; we're not going to set a
sysname like 'fedora' (though setting a distribution-specific sysname
does make sense). A brief look at the rpmfusion packaging suggests it
may be coming from SYSNAMELIST in /etc/sysconfig/openafs . And the
default config file sets it to
Which is not correct, or at least doesn't seem like a reasonable default
to me, since most sites will be using amd64_linux26 by default. File a
bug with the rpmfusion packaging, or tell me where I should.