[OpenAFS] Anyone seen this weirdness...
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:05:49 -0400
> Could you do some rxdebug calls to the fileserver next time? So we
> know why it's getting unresponsive.
> It could be running out of threads. I don't expect that, but it
> could be ...
The 'symptoms' seem to be, for the most part, volume-specific. Slow
response to accessing that volume, followed by the clients seeing a
timeout on it. So, guts-o-the-fileserver folk, is there a volume-
wide lock that gets set by a particular fileserver thread when it's
being acted upon? Since deleting a whole-bunch-of-files (a /bin/rm -
fr <dir>) is happening, that's a whole lot of requests coming in in-
series to that volume, being taken care of on (probably) a first-
come, first-served basis, leaving little room for other clients to
get an op in on that volume?
> ... or it could be delayed by the filesystem underneath and that's
> the case where we can't do anything about it.
Things look ok on that end.