[OpenAFS] issue with Corel quickfinder

David Bear David.Bear@asu.edu
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:47:31 -0700

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 08:58:32PM -0800, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> David Bear wrote:
> > Corel has an application called quickfinder which builds fulltext
> > searchable indexes for file systems (drive, paths).
> > 
> > I can build indexes for files that live in standard smb shares.
> > However, quickfinder dies anytime I attempt to build an index on files
> > in afs.
> > 
> > I was just wondering if anyone may have seen this behavior? (I'm using
> > openafs 1.4.. on windows.
> It may very well be a bug in the application due to a failure to
> check error conditions.
> However, I would debug this in two ways:
> (1) use SysInternal's FileMon.exe to monitor the activity against
>     against a share that works and one that doesn't and see what
>     the differences are.

I began this journey...

to limit the noise from filemon I close EVERYTHING (outlook, ie, etc)
and ran just the quickfinder indexing engine and filemon. 

The whole process completed successfully. I really hate it when things
don't brake when they should. So, I'm wondering if there is some other
'interaction' between quickfinder and some other friendly microsoft

Anyway, qfinder indexes and qfinder searchs in afs space now seem to
work.. if they crash again, and I have time, I'll leave outlook and
nai running to see what they do.

Thanks for the suggestions.
> (2) attach a debugger to the application so that when it crashes
>     you can get an idea of why.
> Jeffrey Altman

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