FW: [OpenAFS] afs: failed to store file (145)

Wheeler, JF (Jonathan) J.F.Wheeler@rl.ac.uk
Tue, 20 Apr 2004 08:42:26 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Petkus [mailto:rpetkus@bnl.gov]
> Sent: 19 April 2004 18:04
> To: openafs-info@openafs.org
> Subject: [OpenAFS] afs: failed to store file (145)
> I'm having a problem copying files in AFS that exceed the threshold 
> specified for cachemanager.  For example, I have an openafs 1.2.11 
> client and server on the same system (Solaris 2.9).  The cache is set at 
> 750Mb.  I try to copy a 1Gb file and at ~750Mb the fileserver crashes 
> and I get the error:
> afs: Lost contact with file server x.x.x. in cell rhic.bnl.gov (all 
> multi-homed ip addresses down for the server)
> cp: vola4/Bonnie.9126: Invalid argument
> afs: failed to store file (145)
> I receive the same error when attempting the copy from other openafs 
> clients.

I have seen problems copying files if the size of the cache configured in
/usr/vice/etc/cacheinfo is more than 90% of the size of the cache
filesystem.  For example on one of our (Linux) systems:

[a] $ cat /usr/vice/etc/cacheinfo
[a] $ df -k /usr/vice/cache
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6               116648     93038     17588  85% /afscache

Note that 100000 / 116648 = .857

The cache size can be checked using a command like "fs getcacheparms" and
reset using "fs setcachesize"

Jonathan Wheeler
e-Science Centre
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory