[OpenAFS] Windows AFS client initialization delays

John Perkins john@cs.wisc.edu
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:52:50 -0500

I've been seeing some initialization issues with the 1.5.5X OpenAFS 
clients recently on some computers we have running in our department.  
In particular, it seems to take an inordinate amount of time to get the 
AFS client to a point where it will accept file service requests.  

This afternoon, I loaded the 1.5.52 client.  The problem I'm seeing
is that it will take 5-10 minutes before the SMB redirector is willing to 
serve files on the computer.  afsd_init.log indicates a delay between 
tweaking the Windows Firewall and logging various preset mountpoints.  

I've left an "fs trace" log and afsd_init.log in 
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~john/winafs-logs for those who feel they might
have some insight into this problem (and spare those who don't want to 
look through lengthy log files).  I'm willing to post them here upon

The Windows clients I've been working with lately are running XP SP3,
if that makes a difference. 

Any pointers, or even additional debugging requests, would be greatly

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