[OpenAFS] rh71, oafs 1.04: unloading unused kernel module crash machine

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
20 May 2001 19:40:22 -0400

By "unload the kernel module" do you mean, literally, 'rmmod libafs'
or do you mean running '/etc/rc.d/init.d/afs stop'?


Simon Josefsson <simon+openafs-info@josefsson.org> writes:

> This seems pretty reproducable: On a vanilly redhat71 (i386) machine
> with openafs client installed, unplug the network, restart afs (e.g.
> reboot machine), and after it has timed out to the servers (and you
> get to a login prompt), unload the kernel module.  Boom.  No OOPSes
> but any disk related operations (i.e. almost anything) hang
> indefinitely.  The machine still answers ping though (if you plug
> network back in, that is).
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