[OpenAFS] best practice for salvage
Thu, 3 Apr 2008 15:08:58 -0400
Fileserver has no idea which client has it open(*), so... query who?
* Not as such. You could guess. There's no mechanism to query though.
And what if the client has gone offline now, but will come back
shortly? Or is at a new address?
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM, John Hascall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> email@example.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?
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