[OpenAFS] AFS client installation on Motorolla MVME6100 PowerPC

Horst Birthelmer horst@riback.net
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 15:19:24 +0200

On Aug 10, 2005, at 2:32 PM, Konstantin Boyanov wrote:

> Hi there,
> I have installed the AFS client from the source on a MVME6100 Power  
> PC, but I can get it working yet.
> When I type  /etc/rc.d/init.d/afs start I get the following error  
> message:
> Failed to load AFS client, not starting AFS services.

This message sounds a lot like your kernel module is not loaded  
I actually never looked at the current start scripts since I always  
have my own.

The trivial solution to this is you do a "lsmod" to check if the  
kernel module is there.

> What could be the reason for this? Here are the steps through I went:
> # ./configure --with-afs-sysname=ppc_linux24 --enable-transarc-paths
> # make
> # make dest
> I copied the entire /motload directory, which appeared after the  
> build in /usr/src/openafs-1.2.8/ppc_linux24/dest/root.client/usr/ 
> vice/etc, AND the asfd file to /usr/vice/etc, and the afs.rc file  
> to /etc/rc.d/init.d/afs
> # cp -rp /usr/src/openafs-1.2.8/ppc_linux24/dest/root.client/usr/ 
> vice/etc/motload /usr/vice/etc
> # cp -p /usr/src/openafs-1.2.8/ppc_linux24/dest/root.client/usr/ 
> vice/etc/afs.rc /etc/rc.d/init.d/afs
> # cp -p /usr/src/openafs-1.2.8/ppc_linux24/dest/root.client/usr/ 
> vice/etc/afsd /usr/vice/etc
> According to the Manual from openafs.org, that should do to start  
> the AFS client whit the command.
> # /etc/rc.d/init.d/afs start
> But it didn't. So can someone give me some ideas what I did wrong  
> (or what I didn't do at all), or maybe how to get more detailed  
> information about the errors ocurring?

Here's what I would do first to debug.
You locate the kernel module which should be in src/libafs/ 
MODLOAD<xxx> (it should be called libafs<something>). Then after a  
reboot you load it by hand, calling "insmod <module file name>", now  
you start the afs daemon by starting src/afsd/afsd and maybe you want  
to use -debug -verbose parameters, so you'll be able to see what's  
happening during initialization of afs.

That should give you a running client.
Of course you need a working network, an afs cell and a proper  
configuration of your client (CellServDB, ThisCell, cacheconfig and  
some servers :-) )