[OpenAFS] some strange issues with openafs 1.3.87 client on linux 2.4

Dimitris Zilaskos dzila@tassadar.physics.auth.gr
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:03:19 +0300 (EEST)

 	Hello ,

 	Is it safe/unsafe to mount a disk partition under a directory in 
AFS space? I did that without giving it much thought and although it 
looked to work initially , after a couple of days thae directory became 
inaccessible , everything hanged ( ls dfetc ). Only a power cycle resolved 
the problem.
 	Another thing is that during an unrelated to afs operation that 
increased the load on the client system to >50 , all processes accessing 
afs get stuck (either in D or S state) and the load gets as high as 
500. The processes become unkillable and the solution is again a power 
 	On two occasions out of around 50 that I wanted to restart afs 
,after umounting AFS the following message appeared:
 	kernel: VFS: Busy inodes after unmount. Self-destruct in 5 
seconds.  Have a nice day...
 	Reinserting the module results in an oops. A reboot and everything 
works ok.
 	Under normal conditions however the client in 1.3.87 is by far the 
more stable than all previous versions.

 	Cheers ,


Dimitris Zilaskos

Department of Physics @ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
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