[OpenAFS] best practice for salvage

John Hascall john@iastate.edu
Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:56:10 CDT

jaltman@secure-endpoints.com writes:

> In other words, the .__afsNNNN files are unnamed files that as far
> as the file server is concerned are still in use by some client.
> The reason the files are left behind is because the AFS cache manager
> that renamed the file did not delete it before it lost contact with
> the file server (network dropped, cache manager was stopped, machine
> crashed, ...).

> Since the file server has no way of knowing if the file is still in
> use it can't delete it.

   Why not?  Is there no way for the file server to query the
   cache manager and ask?