[OpenAFS] Re: Need volume state / fileserver / salvage knowledge

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:33:04 -0600

On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:10:38 -0500
Jeff Blaine <jblaine@kickflop.net> wrote:

> The last time we brought our fileservers down (cleanly, according to
> "shutdown" info via bos status), it struck me as odd that salvages
> were needed once it came up.  I sort of brushed it off.

As in, it salvaged everything automatically when it came back up, or
volumes were not attached when it came back up, and you needed to
salvage to bring them online?

> We've done it again, and the same situation is presenting itself,
> and I'm really confused as to how that is and what is happening
> incorrectly.  One of the three cleanly shutdown fileservers came
> up with hundreds of unattachable volumes, and is salvaging now
> by our hand.

Well, why are they not attaching? FileLog should tell you. And the
salvage logs should say what they fixed, if anything, to bring them back

Also, salvaging an entire partition at once may be quite a bit faster
than salvaging volumes individually, depending on how many volumes you
have. The fileserver needs to be shutdown for that to happen, though.

Andrew Deason