[OpenAFS] fileserver crashes

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:12:14 -0400 (EDT)

the Windows client problem you reference below will be fixed in 1.3.72
however, the underlying filesystem issue is almost certainly the same one 
other people are having, and i can give you a patch if you're willing to 
try it which will not fix the issue but may help us track it

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, John W. Sopko Jr. wrote:

> Our linux/AFS 1.2.11 file server has been hanging the last few weeks.
> We have been upgrading machines to Windows XP SPII and OpenAFS 1.7.x
> over the last month or so. Here is one issue I found that was causing
> the problem:
> We have a user who uses a Windows application called Matlab for
> generating and processing hundreds of files in AFS space from a Windows
> XP machine. He was running OpenAFS 1.2.x client. His machine was upgraded
> to Service pack II and OpenAFS 1.3.71. His Matlab application hangs in
> windows and our file server eventually melts down.
> I am not an expert at debugging AFS, let me know if you want me to try
> something. I cranked up the debug on the FileLog to 25. I could see his
> machine was constantly logging messages like this, (the user name really
> is debug):
> Wed Oct 13 12:15:47 2004 FindClient: authenticating connection: authClass=2
> Wed Oct 13 12:15:47 2004 FindClient: rxkad conn:
> name=debug,inst=,cell=,exp=1097688735,kvno=8