[OpenAFS] sysname for 3.x linux kernel

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:36:20 -0800

Dave Botsch <botsch@cnf.cornell.edu> writes:

> That said, being able to, from stock, configure the sysname in
> /etc/sysconfig/openafs-client would be a good thing (versus the hack we
> are currently using).

The Debian /etc/openafs/afs.conf file has:

# The default value for the client sysname (as returned by fs sysname) is
# determined during the kernel module build and is taken from the architecture
# and the major Linux kernel version.  Accesses to directories named "@sys" in
# AFS will be internally redirected to a directory by this name by the AFS
# client, allowing a single path to resolve to different directories depending
# on the client architecture.
# If you would like to override the client sysname, uncomment this line and
# set the variable to a space-separated list of sysnames.  The AFS client will
# attempt to resolve @sys to each directory name in the order given.

Something similar might be reasonable on Red Hat.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>