[OpenAFS] openafs problem on Solaris 8

Dominic Lai dominic@cs.ust.hk
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 14:38:17 +0800


Thanks for your help.  With your attached information (Ultra 5, 64bit OS),
I quickly rolled out an Ultra 2 running 64-bit version of Solaris 8.  
With openafs-1.0.1, it runs completely okay too.  However, it
does not work on a 32-bit environment, such as my Sparc 20 running
32-bit version of Solaris 8.  :-(

By the way, during compilation, I find that the 32-bit AFS kernel driver
(libafs.nonfs.o, under root.client/usr/vice/etc/modload) is eventually
over-written by the 64-bit AFS driver.  If you take a look at the
resultant files, you can see that libafs.nonfs.o and libafs64.nonfs.o
are the same binary.  :-)  Of course, I did copy the 32-bit driver
out from obj/libafs/MODLOAD32.  But still, this driver gives a kernel
panic whenever accessing files.  :-(

So in a conclusion, the 64-bit driver works but the 32-bit one does not.  :-(


P.S. : "set lwp_default_stksize=0x4000" does not help either.

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 09:46:05AM -0500, Chas Williams (chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil) wrote:
> >patch #108528-04, I find that openafs (even I tried 1.0.1) no longer
> after installing 108528-04 on my local solaris8 box, i am not seeing
> any problems with openafs 1.0.1.
> bashir.2% uname -a
> SunOS bashir 5.8 Generic_108528-04 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
> bashir.3% cksum /afs/cmf/users/chas/fstuning.txt
> 1159131399      69047   /afs/cmf/users/chas/fstuning.txt
> try appending the following to /etc/system and rebooting.
> set lwp_default_stksize=0x4000
> since afs 3.6 some of our solaris boxes have been overflowing
> the stack of the kernel threads.  i usually just add this 
> out of habit anymore just to prevent any trouble.  the real
> fix is too change the default stack size unsed when creating
> the threads in src/lwp/.

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