[OpenAFS] Windows client and Linux server issues.

Mitchell Baker Mitchell.D.Baker@rose-hulman.edu
Wed, 27 Sep 2006 12:39:05 -0400

Thanks.. we will look at deploying 1.5.8 then...


On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 12:26 -0400, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> I actually know exactly what the problem is.  The 1.4.x file servers
> implement a change to prevent unfriendly clients from repeatedly
> requesting FetchStatus operations on the same object.  The 1.4.x
> and earlier Windows clients do not implement the InlineBulkStatus
> operation.  This was first implemented in 1.5.3.  Without
> InlineBulkStatus, when Windows attempts to perform a status operation
> on each of the files and directories within a directory that has 'l'
> but not 'r', the FetchStatus operation will fail.  Therefore there is
> no data to cache and the client must repeatedly query the server.
> This triggers a backoff algorithm to slow down the client.  In turn
> the SMB client is breaking off the connection and ....
> In other words, it is a change in the 1.4.x servers that is hurting
> you.  The 1.5.8 Windows client will save you.
> Jeffrey Altman