[OpenAFS] Problems configuring the top level of the AFS filespace

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
03 Mar 2003 13:41:26 -0500

"Woodman, Joel" <woodman@chuma1.cas.usf.edu> writes:

> So, what am I missing?

You needed to have the server up before you can start the client..
It's a chicken-and-egg type of problem.  Or, if you use -dynroot,
then root.afs (or indeed /afs) is never an AFS volume.

> Now, I'm having another problem that may or may not be associated with this:
> # bos status -server XXXXXXX.cas.usf.edu
> Instance buserver, currently running normally.
> Instance ptserver, currently running normally.
> Instance vlserver, currently running normally.
> Instance kaserver, currently running normally.
> Instance fs, currently running normally.
>     Auxiliary status is: file server running.
> Instance upserver, currently running normally.
> Instance runntp, temporarily disabled, stopped for too many errors,
> currently shutdown.

This looks fine, except you shouldn't be using runntp...

> /usr/afs/bin/runntp doesn't exist in /usr/afs/bin, and hasn't been installed
> elsewhere on the system.

Right.  You should use Red Hat's ntp package...

> I used the following option to configure time services:
>  ./bos create  XXXXXXX.cas.usf.edu runntp simple  \ 
>         "/usr/afs/bin/runntp -localclock"  -cell cas.usf.edu  -noauth
> This didn't work, since, well, no runntp.

Right.  Remove the runntp service.  You neither need it nor want it.
But that's a different issue.

> For the record, this is a RedHat 8.0 system, running the 2.4.18-24.8.0
> kernel and OpenAFS 1.2.8. It is intended to be the first system in the cell.

Did you rebuild the kernel module?  2.4.18-24.8.0 is not one of the
pre-built modules.

> -Joel


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