[OpenAFS] Current "balance" practice?

Jonathan Proulx jon@csail.mit.edu
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:04:24 -0400

Hi All,

We're currently running a sightly hacked up version of balance-1.1a (I
belvieve originally from ftp://ftp.andrew.cmu.edu/pub/AFS-Tools/ ) on
a old 32bit linux server ( well 32bit kernel and userland hardware
under it is 64bit ) with openafs 1.6.1

Shockingly this seesm to still work, but I'm trying kill off the
oldest straggling servers and neither copying the binary (and using
32bit libs ) nor recompiling it seems to work on new 64bit OS with
openafs 1.8.2

I've also noticed that the Wiki points to an abandoned perl
implementation from 2007
( https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/afs-balance/ )

Are people using that now?

Anyone ported the original balance forward to the modern age?

Other options I've not seem?