[OpenAFS] Anyone seen this weirdness...

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 12:59:24 -0400 (EDT)

Namei fileserver (linux?)
If so, on something like ext2, with slow directory metadata operations?

If so, guess what...

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Robert Banz wrote:

> 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.
> -rob
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