[OpenAFS] "stillborn client" in src/viced/host.c
Derrick J Brashear
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 17:47:40 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006, Bill Stivers wrote:
> Hey all:
> Thanks much for the tremendous help you've provided to me and my cohorts.
> I have another lame question. I've been speaking to Joe about error
> information he's seeing on our AFS servers, and he noted one particularly odd
> Tue Oct 17 13:15:59 2006 FindClient: stillborn client b3f528(b17753cc);
> conn b5b348 (host 126.96.36.199:7001) had client b4c030(b17753cc)
> Mon Oct 16 19:27:28 2006 FindClient: stillborn client b3f7c8(2b1cc290);
> conn b450d0 (host 188.8.131.52:7001) had client 6d52f0(2b1cc290)
> I looked at the code, and found the lines that are generating the message in
> src/viced/host.c, which are as follows:
> Can someone who knows the codebase well shed some light as to what's going
> on? Is this another one of those: "You have OpenAFS in part of your
> infrastructure and TransARC in part of it" issues? is this, perhaps, part of
> the locking code?
We can remove that. It was a potential race we have cleaned up, something
in the logs so we'd know it happened if we needed to debug something.
> I'm trying to do due diligence to make sure my clients aren't partially to
> blame for some of the things that our server administrators are fixing now,
> and this is part of that effort.
Well, it's more likely to happen with old windows clients, but, it can
happen with any client, depending on circumstance.