[OpenAFS] fileserver problem on 1.2.11 and SuSE 9.0

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Wed, 09 Jun 2004 14:04:55 -0400

Derrick J Brashear <shadow@dementia.org> writes:

>> I'm wondering, where do we go from here? Is this fileserver a
>> viable long-term solution for a production server?  We will
>> have to decide soon whether to 1) downgrade from SuSE 9.0 to 8.2
>> (which we know to work well with OpenAFS) or 2) to wait for a fix
>> or 3) continue using this fileserver.
> Before, you could setenv LD_ASSUME_KERNEL 2.4.1 and use the tviced
> (pthreads) fileserver and all would be well. I bet that isn't true
> anymore.

It's true on Red Hat.  It's unclear if it's true on SuSE.

>> Is there anything else that we should try to help to identify the
>> problem?
> If you feel like debugging the pthreads implementation you have and
> figuring out how it's different from every other implementation, well, I
> suspect you don't, but that's what's needed.

Someone should test the servers on 2.6 kernels to see if they work
with the new thread implementation!


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