[OpenAFS] sysid

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:32:45 -0500

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Jaap Winius <jwinius@umrk.nl> wrote:
> Quoting Derrick Brashear <shadow@gmail.com>:
>>> ... when does the system automatically recreate the sysid file, and whe=
>>> does it not do this? What are the requirements and can they be checked?
>> if it's missing it should be recreated when the server registers with
>> the VLserver.
>> what does the FileLog tell you?
> Oh, um... that sounds logical. :-) =A0Let's see:
> =A0 VL_RegisterAddrs rpc failed; The IP address exists on a different
> =A0 =A0 =A0server; repair it
> =A0 VL_RegisterAddrs rpc failed; See VLLog for details
> Those two lines repeated 37 times. All the VLLog said was:
> =A0 Using as my primary address
> =A0 Starting AFS vlserver 4 (/usr/lib/openafs/vlserver)
> That's my fault. While troubleshooting a problem, I decided to add an
> internal address,, to the server's NetInfo file, in additio=
> to The server's CellServDB only contains (the
> same host also runs a ptserver and a vlserver).
> After removing the internal address from the NetInfo file, the errors wer=
> no longer present in the FileLog after the file server was restarted and =
> new sysid was created automatically.
>> f912d849d3201b004ae7dbacf2d4848836fa986f was needed such that an
>> immediate failure would be retried, but
>> 1) you should have it
>> and
>> 2) that only applied if you restarted everything (including vlserver)
>> in a single server configuration, not just the fileserver.
> What do you mean by "f912d849d3201b004ae7dbacf2d4848836fa986f"?

this is the problem with us ditching delta names in favor of git
sha1s. they don't roll off the tongue the same .

STABLE14-viced-vlregister-even-if-delayed-2009XXXX would have been more obv=

In any case, if you git clone the openafs git tree, that sha1
represents a commit in the 1.4 branch which fixed the issue I was
speaking of.