[OpenAFS] some afs clients are unreachable afs servers from time to time.

Esther Filderman mizmoose@gmail.com
Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:33:47 -0500

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 8:59 PM, TIARA System Man
<sysman@tiara.sinica.edu.tw> wrote:
> thank you..  : ) but, i have further questions. if you could tell me
> more, it will be appreciated.
> there should be the reason afs programmers let server restart at
> sunday 4am by default. if i turn it off, will server become more
> unstable? i found previous threads at
> http://www.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info/2001-September/001978.html.

The AFS 3.0 series (before OpenAFS had giant memory leaks, and if you
didn't restart the servers every month or so the fileservers would
stop working after about 90 days.

That was a long, long time ago and such leaks have long since been
fixed.  Some people continue to do restarts to do other maintenance
(ie. regular salvages) but that's not generally needed anymore.

Unless you're doing something very strange and unstable with your
servers, you can turn the restarts off.