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

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:12:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Joe Buehler wrote:

> 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.

I know I'm forgetting, but, what cases does it lose in other than "you
trashed the root vnode of the volume"?