[OpenAFS] Re: Volumes lost on fileserver / vldb post fs crash

Joe Buehler jbuehler@hekimian.com
Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:44:16 -0400

Forrest D Whitcher wrote:

> post restarting services I ran a salvage, which ran fairly quick
> (3-4 min. on 2 4g and 1 8g partitions on a k7/600 system). I fear
> the speed with which this finished may well indicate the fs's view
> of what volumes it houses are well and truly lost.

I have run into problems with the salvager being unable to salvage
properly.  In my case, the data were precious, so I ended up getting
out the source code and learning about the on-disk format so I could
do the salvaging myself.

In an AFS variant called MRAFS, there is an option for the salvager
to rebuild directories.  I don't have access to it, but wonder whether it
would help in such situations -- the current salvager obviously has holes.
Joe Buehler