[OpenAFS] underlying FS type?

Neulinger, Nathan nneul@umr.edu
Thu, 16 May 2002 09:54:28 -0500

Make sure you're distinguishing between the cache partitition and the
vice partitions.

Most journaling filesystems work fine with the NAMEI fileservers since
all file system access is through normal interfaces and is not doing any
goofy behind-the-scenes messing with inode contents, like the non-namei
fileservers do.

Reiserfs worked fine with cache partition on 2.2.x linux, but not on
2.4. There have been reports of XFS problems with cache partition on

-- Nathan

Nathan Neulinger                       EMail:  nneul@umr.edu
University of Missouri - Rolla         Phone: (573) 341-4841
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Turbo Fredriksson [mailto:turbo@bayour.com]=20
> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:23 AM
> To: Pete Shinners
> Cc: openafs-info@openafs.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] underlying FS type?
> >>>>> "Pete" =3D=3D Pete Shinners <pete@visionart.com> writes:
>     Pete> i'm wondering is there are any preferences for the
>     Pete> underlying filesystem used as AFS /vice partitions?
> I do know that XFS don't work (in the long run). My /vicepa is
> on XFS, and I had to restart the OpenAFS server every now and
> then (I got garbage when doing a ls in AFS space). Now I have
> a /vicepb, where all my volumes (exept root.*) is located. I
> don't do any WRITEs on /vicepa, so hopfully I won't have a
> problem any more... The idea is to move EVERYTHING to /vicepb, but
> I'm not quite sure if I can just move the root* volumes and
> dismounting (reformating) /vicepa...
> From what I've gathered on the list, ANY journaling FS won't work...
>     Pete> also, on the client end, is there anything better/worse for
>     Pete> the cache filesystem?
> Same reasons I think. I'm not quite sure if it was because /vicepa
> was on XFS or if the cache where. BOTH are now on ext2, and seems
> to work much better...
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