[OpenAFS] Anyone seen this weirdness...

Robert Banz banz@umbc.edu
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 11:48:27 -0400

Ok, here's some weirdness for ya'll to ponder on.  I've seen it on  
any recent OpenAFS version I've ran (fileserver-wise) (1.2, 1.3,  
1.4), and any client I've ever used.

Let's say I delete a VERY large directory from a volume.  Very  
large.  It's got 30,000+ files.

This takes awhile.  But while it's running, my volume (and the  
fileserver it's on) seems to have problems -- seems to be obsessed  
with my file deletion (which i'm doing from one client) and doesn't  
seem to be interested in serving data to other clients that are also  
accessing my volume.

It's generally repeatable -- like I said, I've seen it many times  
over the years, but just annoyed me today so I figured I'd finally  
ask about it and if anyone else has seen such behavior as well.