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September 2006 NFS Version 4 Bakeathon

CITI is pleased to host the September 2006 NFSv4 Bakeathon. The purpose of this event is to continue to test implementation interoperability of NFSv4.0 protocall features, as well as prototypes of NFSv4.1

Bakeathon Dates

Monday September 11th through Friday September 15th 2006.

NFSv4 WG Interim meeting

We will also host a series of NFSv4 WG interim meetings during the bakeathon. These meetings will be open, without fee. The currently proposed meeting times are:
Sept 13th: 4-6pm

  • WG startup (Note well / blue sheets)
  • Agenda bashing
  • Editor actions for NFSv4.1 I-D ACL section - Shepler (5 minutes)
  • NFSv4 ACL Descriptions - Sam Falkner/Lisa Week (30 minutes)
  • NFSv4.1 file_masks attribute - Bruce Fields (30 minutes)
  • Enablement of Parallel Opens in NFSv4.1 (Issue 116) (45 minutes) - Shepler
  • Issues arising from interop testing - All (10-15 minutes)

Sept 14th: 3-6pm

  • WG startup (Note well / blue sheets)
  • Agenda bashing
  • Feedback process for the pNFS objects/blocks I-Ds - Shepler (3 minutes)
  • Overview of Sessions changes (25 minutes) - Eisler
  • Trunking and Sessions (Issue 30) (25 minutes) - Talpey
  • Namespace non-uniformity (Issue 46) (30 minutes) - Noveck

Sept 15th: 10am-Noon

  • WG startup (Note well / blue sheets)
  • Agenda bashing
  • RPC/NFS RDDP last call issues - Talpey (20 minutes)
  • New found issues

Exact times, on these days, are subject to change. All changes will be announced to the NFSv4 wg alias.

If you plan to attend the NFSv4 WG Interim meeting and NOT the bakeathon, please send your registration information to either Spencer Shepler (spencer dot shepler at sun dot com) or to Andy Adamson (andros at citi dot umich dot edu).

Hotel Shuttle Bus

We have a bus that will leave Holiday Inn at 8:30AM each day Monday through Friday. It will return after dropping folks at CITI to bring another group if necessary.

There will be a bus that will leave CITI at 5:00PM to take folks back to the hotel Monday through Thursday and it will make another trip at 6:00PM. On Friday the shuttle will be here at 11:30 to take folks back to the hotel and it will come back for a second round at 12:30.

Wednesday the bus will leave CITI at 3:30 to take those who are going to the Interim WG meeting at the hotel. Thursday it will leave CITI at 2:30. We have not arranged any shuttle service from CITI for the meeting at the hotel on Friday as it is at 10 AM.

These shuttle bus times can be changed on Monday September 11th to as needed.

Parking at CITI

We have not made any special arrangements for parking as in past years, we have the suttle bus instead. There is parking available on the street, see the CITI location page for the street parking rules.

Confidentiality Agreement

All bakeathon testing participants will need to sign this Confidentiality Agreement prior to participation. We will hand them out on Monday, September 11th, or you can bring a signed agreement with you.


We reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor Hotel from Sunday September 10th through Friday September 15th.

The rooms are priced at $89.00 for a regular room and $109.00 for an executive business room per night.

Contact the hotel, and ask for the NFS bakeathon room block. Rooms must be reserved by August 25, 2006 to get the block rate.

Hotel Direct Line: (734) 769-9800
Toll-Free Reservation Number: (800) 800-5560
Fax: (734) 761-1290


CITI is located three blocks from charming and sophisticated downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan which boasts many fine restaurants and shops in an urban, caffeinated setting.

Shipping Address

NFSv4 Bakeathon
CITI, University of Michigan
535 W. William St., Third Floor
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Tests to be run include the following, roughly in the order we'll try them in:

Testing Partners

Stay tuned - we will be organizing the testing of NFS4.0 features such as namespace construction, cross-realm and foreign ACL access as well as NFSv4.1 prototype testing (pNFS, Directory Delegations, etc).


In general, the doors to CITI will be open between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Fruits, Coffee, Pop, Donuts/Bagels will be provided each morning. Lunch and Dinner are not provided, and will be ad-hoc (no scheduled time!)


The event network is all new this year. Each table will have one 10/100/1000 megabit (1G) switch, and one 10/100 megabit (100M) hub. If you need to monitor network traffic you can put the monitoring device on the same 100M hub as the device being monitored. Please give priority for the 1G ports to those who actually have 1G interfaces. Please bring your own cable, 3-6 ft (1-2 m). IP addresses will be real (no NAT) but will be behind a firewall that lets connections out but not in.

There will be both static and dhcp addresses available. Names will be in the domain. If you need static addresses or have special requirements for the firewall, please let us know ahead of time. CITI's wireless network is also available for generic laptop use, but is not behind the firewall. (The WEP key is posted inside CITI.)

Kerberos and LDAP Services

CITI will provide a Kerberos v5 cell, and an LDAP service.

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