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

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 17:50:47 -0400

On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 05:29:27 PM -0400 Jeffrey Altman 
<jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> 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.

It also doesn't indicate anything is wrong - it simply provides additional 
information that may be useful to the developers if we ever need to track 
down a problem relating to client tracking.

-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+@cmu.edu>
   Sr. Research Systems Programmer
   School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
   Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA