[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.2.8 and 2.4.18-18SGI_XFS_1.2.0

Andrei Maslennikov andrei@caspur.it
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 16:10:30 +0000 ( )

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, James D. Nurmi wrote:

> One other thought, I had some issues w/ XFS and AFS that might be of 
> note...  if my cache was on XFS, I had to wipe it prior to loading the 
> module, else get a kernel oops, and even then it hung and oopsd after a 
> few days...   The end solution was to create an ext2 partition and host 
> it there, (or a pseudo partition via dd & mkfs)...
> I know you wont see oops unless you're at the console, and when I was 
> getting them, it hung during the "starting afs" phaze, with little to no 
> other output... have you checked dmesg output or the logs? they may give 
> some clue as to where its hung...

James, thanks again for your comments.

We use XFS only for /vicepXX partitions, never for cache.
The problem we observe happens before afsd is ever started
(libafs that compiles well won't load...). Clearly there
is a - destructive - interference between OpenAFS and XFS
patches on the top of a standard RH kernel. I only wonder
if anyone was able to find a workaround.