[OpenAFS-port-freebsd] OpenAFS on FreeBSD 11.0

Jan Henrik Sylvester me@janh.de
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:21:53 +0200

On 09/06/2016 01:42, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
> Yup, 11 has been unsupported/broken for over a year, now; I was trying to
> get an OpenAFS 1.8 out before this became a serious issue, but it seems
> that is not in the cards.
> It is as-yet unknown how much work getting things patched up will be, at
> least as far as I know.  I am pretty sure I started looking at it at some
> point, but don't remember exactly where that would be (not that I remember
> having gotten very far).  IIRC, there was one use of b_saveaddr for which
> it was not immediately clear what the proper fix was, but I do not expect
> it to require a big restructuring, just some research.  Of course, they
> may be further issues lingering, and there is the potential for runtime
> issues as well.

Thanks for your answer!

Since I am lacking the expertise to fix the problems you mentioned
myself, I will wait, if anyone has the desire and resources to fix it.
If you need someone to test a preliminary patch, I read the mailing list.

(Personal consequence: I guess I cannot to do my light AFS use and
administration directly from my FreeBSD desktop anymore, which I will
probably upgrade to 11.0 anyhow for other reasons, but a Linux VM will
do, which has a more robust OpenAFS client anyhow.)

Jan Henrik