volcreate 1.23

One of the problems that we've had with volcreate, which finds the AFS partition with the most free space and creates new volumes on it, is that for one reason or another we'd get a partition with a lot of free space and then every new volume would end up on it. Then, as people started using the volumes, that one partition would grow very quickly and end up too full.

This version of volcreate will randomize the placement of new volumes among the top 20% possible locations, still judged by available space. That should help out quite a bit with this problem, although occasional balancing will still be needed.

You can get the current version from the volcreate distribution page.

Posted: 2005-02-09 21:38 — Why no comments?

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