[OpenAFS] Linux kernel panic, OpenAFS, gconf

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 13:50:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Miles Davis wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I've been trying to track down a kernel panic we've been experiencing for
> a couple of months now without success. I googled around and checked my
> list archives, but I can't find anything that seems to match my problem.
> A user has a research job that (for reasons I cannot explain) starts/stops
> gnome sessions in quick succession to do <something>. If somebody wants
> more detail, I'll try to find out exactly what it does, but it seems
> secondary to the problem at the moment. The main thing to think about is a
> login-run stuff-logout loop.
> This worked fine on a local filesystem, but will eventually (within hours)
> crash the client system when hosted in AFS. The trouble starts at some
> point with gconf, my favorite program [:)], being unable or unwilling to
> release a lock. I see this in the logs:

you have the infamous gconf lock problem, which i'm overdue to spend some
time on. however, it shouldn't crash the client.

> Apr 25 19:47:59 moa kernel: EIP is at osi_Panic [libafs-2.4.20-24.9-i686.mp] 0x20 (2.4.20-31.9smp)
> Apr 25 19:47:59 moa kernel: eax: 00000003   ebx: f8d51240   ecx: 00200002   edx: d967bdf4
> Apr 25 19:47:59 moa kernel: [<f8b5ea53>] afs_lookup [libafs-2.4.20-24.9-i686.mp] 0x7b3 (0xd967be74))

so what's in /var/log/messages?
osi_Panic should log a message, and there are several in afs_lookup

> If anybody has any suggestions, or a plan of attack, I would be grateful.
> I can provide more information if needed.