[OpenAFS] Serious sync host problem

Christian Ospelkaus christian@core-coutainville.org
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 10:00:12 +0100

You need to upgrade to 1.2.11. This is a bug in all previous verions which 
results from a 30 bit value used to store a time value overflowing on last 
Saturday. This is in the list archives. Best regards,

Christian Ospelkaus

> Since a server restart on sunday I encounter a very strange sync site/host
> problem on our 2 oafs servers.
> Volume operations are impossible because there is no sync site.
> Fidling with udebug I found a very strange situation.
> Everything looks like a time sync problem at first sight (udebug
> tells is the sync site), but both servers are time synced.
> Executing udebug at a higher frequency revealed that a sync site is indeed
> selected, but the duration is a negative number (its a fixed time in the
> past (namely Sat 01/10 14:38:03)) so it seem reasonable that the sync site
> is droped at once.
> I tried to restart all servers but to no avail.
> Any suggestions?
> I'll be glad to supply additional information.