[OpenAFS] afsd causes crash for openafs1.2 and kernel 2.4.7 (fwd)

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 18:29:21 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 Warren.Yenson@morganstanley.com wrote:

> We have seen that we can repeatedly crash a Linux box running 2.4.7 and
> OpenAFS 1.2 by doing operations in /afs that open a large number of files
> or directories (e.g. du -sk).

It's an issue which has been known to me at least for some time, but which
I have not yet been able to track (somewhat more due to lack of time than
necessarily anything else) but it's near the top of my priority list at
this point.

> Since we don't see this on our regular (Transarc) AFS on Solaris I'm
> wondering if anyone knows of some kind of leak in this version of OpenAFS.

It's Linux-specific but (I believe provably) not 2.4 specific.