[OpenAFS] 1.4.5 namei on solaris 9 sparc requires AlwaysAttach for vice partitions

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:34:24 -0500

Hi all,

In my sordid saga to get a Sun fibre channel array working well with
AFS, I found the following:

When I upgraded the server to 1.4.5 namei, the fileserver would not
mount the /vicep? partitions without doing a "touch
/vicep?/AlwaysAttach" first. These are dedicated partitions on separate
hard drives.

I'm using a source-compiled openafs on solaris 9 sparc. openafs was
compiled with the following options:
CC=/opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc YACC="yacc -vd" ./configure \
  --enable-transarc-paths \
  --enable-largefile-fileserver \
  --enable-supergroups \
  --enable-namei-fileserver \

We're using MIT kerberos 1.4.1 on the clients & fileservers with a 1.6.x KDC

# mount | grep vicep
/vicepa on /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6
on Thu Nov 29 13:03:15 2007
/vicepd on /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s6
on Thu Nov 29 13:03:15 2007
/vicepc on /dev/dsk/c0t2d0s6
on Thu Nov 29 13:03:15 2007
/vicepb on /dev/dsk/c0t1d0s6
read/write/setuid/intr/largefiles/xattr/onerror=panic/dev=1d8000e on Thu
Nov 29 13:03:15 2007

# grep vicep /etc/vfstab
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6       /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s6      /vicepa ufs     3      
yes     -
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s6       /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6      /vicepb ufs     3      
yes     -
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s6       /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s6      /vicepc ufs     3      
yes     -

#cat SalvageLog
@(#) OpenAFS 1.4.5 built  2007-11-28
11/29/2007 09:52:59 STARTING AFS SALVAGER 2.4 (/usr/afs/bin/salvager)
11/29/2007 09:52:59 No file system partitions named /vicep* found; not

Does anyone know why this would be happening?