[OpenAFS] Unclean shutdown: AFS client ate my filesystem (ext3)

Helge Bahmann bahmann@math.tu-freiberg.de
Wed, 10 Jul 2002 09:25:59 +0200 (CEST)

On 9 Jul 2002 Derek Atkins wrote:

> The AFS Cache has never been fully tested with ext3, but it should
> still die on system shutdown.

I think the fact that the cache manager did not shutdown cleanly is not
related to using ext3 as cache, and more to the fact that a process kept
files open in /afs (at least thats what the shutdown messages told me).
Perhaps I should do "fuser -9 -k -m /afs", but this is racy

Does openafs have an option for "forced umount", like nfs?

> What version of the OpenAFS are you using?  Recent 1.2.x releases
> shouldn't have this shutdown problem (which _did_ exist in earlier
> versions).

1.2.3, both client and server

I am less worried about shutdown failure, but messing up my filesystem is
really really bad.

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