[OpenAFS] renaming a volume caused headache

Helmut Jarausch jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de
Thu, 02 Aug 2007 12:50:51 +0200 (CEST)

On  2 Aug, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de> writes:
>> one of my collegues has married and therefore changed his name.
>> I had a volume called - say Miller - and a directory ABC on that volume.
>> I have renamed the volume 'Miller' to 'Smith', but now I cannot
>> access the directory 'ABC' anymore.
>> What can I do about this?
> Run fs checkv on the system that's having trouble.
> Volume renamings can sometimes cause odd artifacts like this because the
> name to ID mappings get out of date on the client and the client doesn't
> recheck them immediately.

Thanks, but unfortunately this doesn't help.

fs checkv
All volumeID/name mappings checked.

pushd /afs/.../home
file Smith
Smith directory

cd Smith
-bash: cd: Smith: No such device

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany