[OpenAFS] 1.4.2fc3 and vos move

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:24:37 -0500

John Koyle <jkoyle@koyle.org> wrote:
> I've been running a small single server cell on 1.4.0-rc4 for some
> time and am just now adding a second server to the mix.  I installed
> 1.4.2fc2 on the second machine and successfully moved several volumes
> to it with no problems.

What OS are you running these on?

> Last week when fc3 came out I upgraded the second machine from fc2 to
> fc3.  Migrating additional volumes now seems to work, but the process
> fails at the end when it tries to clean up the source:
> user@host:~$ vos move home.user server1 /vicepa server2 /vicepa
> Failed to create a transaction on the source volume 536870984
>   VOLSER: volume is busy
> vos move: operation interrupted, cleanup in progress...
> clear transaction contexts
> move incomplete - attempt cleanup of target partition - no guarantee
> cleanup complete - user verify desired result
> This leaves server1 in a bit of disarray as well with **** Could not
> attach volume 536870984 ****
> in the output of vos listvol.  I believe the contents of this volume
> are now empty, and have simply removed the volume entry in /vicepa to
> clean it up (this may be a bad thing though).
> However, as mentioned above, the volume is fine on server2 and behaves
> as expected.
> Did something change between fc2 and fc3 that may have caused this?

Hmm... I actually had this problem with fc2 as well (on sun4x_510.)  I 
thought it was fixed in fc3.  I guess I need to do some more testing...

Do you by chance have any errors in the server logs?

Did any instances crash and dump core?

See bug: http://rt.central.org/rt/Ticket/Display.html?id=38566

Christopher D. Clausen