[OpenAFS] The removal of afscreds.exe and afs_config.exe on Windows Vista and Windows 7: Seeking Opinions

Dave B botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:07:48 -0400

our experience is usually different. When afs is not running, it's almost due
to a problem where no matter how many times one tries to restart the client,
the client service won't restart. These issues, which usually occur after
updating the client, are usually related to cache size issues on 32-bit
windows. So, other than afscreds returning an error that the service is not
running, afscreds really isn't the right answer here (usually, we can use
pslist or look at the services on the computer remotely).

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 07:02:40PM -0400, David R Boldt wrote:
> > It worries me that checking whether or not afsd_service.exe is running
> > is one of the goals.  It implies that you have a high enough incident
> > rate where it is not that we have a problem to address that I may not
> > be aware of.
> Determining whether or not AFS is actually running is always
> one of our user support steps after confirming that other
> more obvious things are not at fault.
> Almost always a simple reinstallation of OpenAFS solves 
> the issue when the client is not starting. Reinstallation 
> ends up solving perhaps 5-10% of our "can't access my files"
> issues.
>                           -- David Boldt
>                              <dboldt@usgs.gov>
>    "If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a 
> conclusion."
>     --George Bernard Shaw

David William Botsch
CNF Computing