[OpenAFS] Continuing problems with aklog on Mac OS X (rc10), internal state confused?

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 20:27:35 -0700

This is a real Heisenbug.  From time to time, OpenAFS gets in this
weird state where any aklog attempts give me this (kinit works fine,

  aklog: unable to obtain tokens for cell megacz.com (status: 11862790).

But simply stopping and restarting the OpenAFS service fixes everything:

  megacz@maxwell:~$sudo /Library/StartupItems/OpenAFS/OpenAFS stop
  Stopping AFS
  Unmounting /afs
  Shutting down afsd processes
  Unloading AFS kernel extensions

  megacz@maxwell:~$sudo /Library/StartupItems/OpenAFS/OpenAFS start
  Starting OpenAFS
  Loading AFS kernel extensions
  kextload: /var/db/openafs/etc/afs.kext loaded successfully
  Starting afsd
  afsd: All AFS daemons started.

  megacz@maxwell:~$aklog -c megacz.com


So, it looks like there's some internal state inside the OpenAFS
kernel module (or afsd) that is getting confused.  Anybody have any
ideas on what that bit of state might be?

  - a

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