[OpenAFS] clarification on client caches

Wes Chow wes@woahnelly.net
Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:56:59 -0400

> >>so what's different:
> >
> >3 cases...
> >
> >Debian Sarge with custom compiled vanilla 2.4.27 kernel.  MEDIUM
> >options with initial cache size of 50 gigs -- afsd segfaults
> >
> >Same Debian Sarge with MEDIUM options with initial cache size of 50
> >megs.  After boot, resize to 50 gigs -- working
> you can force the files, chunksize and cachesize instead of letting it 
> calculate best fits for you. i suspect there is some number of files over 
> which you're losing.

Yet another twist... it turns out that another difference between
these setups and my previous tests is the cache size in cacheinfo.  I
originally tested with 30 gigs, which caused clients to hang on first
access to /afs.  With the above 3 setups, the cache size is 50 gigs
(for no apparent reason, I decided to try a different number).  It now
seems to work with 50 gig caches.

I've also tried 130 gigs (hangs on /afs access), and 100 gigs (works).

What does this mean:

"Be carefull, with certain cache sizes afsd crashes on startup (Linux,
Tru64Unix at least)."


By the way, when I say "works", I only mean that I can list some
directories and I can cat a few files .  My tests aren't any more
extensive than that.


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