[OpenAFS] File too large

Steve Devine sdevine@msu.edu
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 09:16:26 -0500

Juha Jäykkä wrote:

>>>kernel)  I cannot write a file larger than approximately 2GB in size 
>>>to my AFS volumes, even from the fileserver itself.  The release notes
>>Build it from source and use --enable-largefile-fileserver
>This is odd, I have 1.3.81 and I'm quite able to write >2 GiB files on the
>AFS volume. I do not seem to be able to read them, though. Any process
>trying to access the over 2GB-parts of the files hangs for ever. It cannot
>even be killed (SIGKILL). Which one is at fault here, server or client?
>(Everything runs on linux/XFS, except the client cache, which is on ext2.)
>I also have one 1.4.0 -server. What happens if I put the large file on
>1.4.0 and try to access it from 1.3.81 clients? What if I replicate the
>volume to 1.3.81 fileservers? Shuold I force all fileservers to be of the
>same version?
I think the client must be >1.4 and non-windows.
My own preference would be to run the same  version of software on all 
my servers.

Steve Devine
Storage Systems
Academic Computing & Network Services
Michigan State University

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