[OpenAFS] File systems on Linux, again.

Jerry Normandin Jerry.Normandin@dafca.com
Mon, 3 Dec 2007 07:02:09 -0800

with.  I was asked to upgrade to 1.4.5 and then gather some Bonnie++
bencmarks again before I resort to changing the underlying filesystem to

So I'm working on getting afs 1.4.5 to build on redhat 3 AS (yes I am
locked into redhat 3 for now)
I'm currently working on fixing the rpm build because there must be some
typos in the rpm spec:

Processing files: openafs-kernel-hugemem-1.4.5-2.4.21_47.EL_1
error: File not found by glob:

RPM build errors:
    File not found by glob:

The problem is that a kernel direcictory does not exist under
I'm fixing it now and will attempt again.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:openafs-info-admin@openafs.org] On Behalf Of John Lockard
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Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] File systems on Linux, again.

I'm curious about those using ext3...  Are you running
ext3 with or without journaling?


On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 06:59:29PM -0800, Jerry Normandin wrote:
> Please send me a Bonnie++ report regarding your AFS setup.
> Our setup "works".. but.. it could be much faster.
> Bonnie show's me that file creation, deletion, and rename takes
> read/writes are fine.
> Please send me your report so I can compare. And what version of
open-afs are you running.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openafs-info-admin@openafs.org on behalf of Mike Garrison
> Sent: Fri 11/30/2007 4:41 PM
> To: openafs-info@openafs.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] File systems on Linux, again.
> =20
> On Nov 30, 2007, at 2:17 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > "Jerry Normandin" <Jerry.Normandin@dafca.com> writes:
> >
> >> AFS on EXT3?  No there are Metadata issues.  EXT3 was intended for

> >> this.
> >> I inherited a mess here that I am fixing.  My predecessor built is

> >> using
> >> Ext3 for the /vicepa filesystems.  It takes a hell of a long time
> >> create, Delete, or rename files.
> >
> > *shrug*.  It works just fine for us.
> Works fine for us at UMich too.

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