[OpenAFS] FSFS Subversion repository on OpenAFS 1.3.84 problems
Wed, 22 Jun 2005 18:42:24 +0200
Blake Atkins wrote:
> We are running a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 AFS fileserver with several
>Windows XP and Linux clients. Both the OpenAFS server and clients are all
>version 1.3.84 and authentication is handled by KerberosV. We have a
>Subversion repository that is being served via OpenAFS and it is problematic.
>OpenAFS on the linux workstations usually requires a restart to see some or
>all changes to the repository made by other workstations. OpenAFS on the
>Windows XP clients occasionally requires a restart due to an inability to
>access some files within the repository; access fails with an error message:
>"The system cannot find message text for message number.....".
> Though I have not been able to locate it, I recall reading a post to this
>list about a similar problem with CVS + AFS. I believe the solution was a
>patch to the client source. I'm about to try downgrading the server and
>clients to 1.2.13. Is anyone else using either 1.2.X or 1.3.X OpenAFS with
>Thanks very much,
Hmmm, just a quote from the subversion-book:
Other options can be listed with svnadmin help. As opposed to CVS,
subversion is not based on RCS, but rather on the Berkeley Database.
Make sure not to install a repository on remote file systems, like NFS,
AFS, or Windows SMB. The database requires POSIX locking mechanisms,
which these file systems do not support.
Also, see the threads about byte-range locking earlier in this list.
Boiled down, I wouldn't do that.