[OpenAFS] "stillborn client" in src/viced/host.c

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Sun, 12 Nov 2006 15:46:35 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, Jose Calhariz wrote:

> I can confirm that it can happen with Linux and a recent client.
> I am testing the stability of openafs 1.4.2 in Linux, both in the
> client and in the server.  So I have a Linux client endless compiling
> the Linux kernel using make -j 35 over an afs volume in a Linux
> Fileserver.  I have in the past run this test for days without
> problems.  This time the compilation aborts with errors, normally an
> indication of problems with hardware or kernel/software problems.
> The last error I have seen was:
> ar: sound/drivers/opl4/built-in.o: File format not recognized
> In the client there is no indication of a problem with AFS, but on the
> fileserver I have seen the same error sometime before the compilation
> aborted:
> Sun Nov 12 14:05:05 2006 FindClient: stillborn client 8185ef0(785cb670); conn 8149220 (host had client 8185f98(785cb670)
> So in my point of view, this kind of error can result in data corruption.

Except that code path can't cause a corrupted file. It may be related but 
that error message (in the fileserver) is not a cause of that client