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

Bill Stivers stiversb@ucsc.edu
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:46:38 -0700

Thanks Jeffrey!

Is this indicative of a failure condition, or just indicative that  
there are many, many file operations taking place at the same time,  
and there's some measure of thread contention for resources?


On Oct 17, 2006, at 2:29 PM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:

> It means that the file server received two requests from the same
> client at about the same time and two different threads are processing
> the two requests and each one creates a 'client' object.  However,
> only one of the 'client' objects is allowed to exist for a given
> client.  Therefore, one of them is discarded as "stillborn".
> This has nothing to do with mixing Transarc and OpenAFS.
> Jeffrey Altman

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