[OpenAFS] afs: Lost contact with file server xxx.xxx.xxx.x

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:23:01 -0400

Jeffrey Altman <jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> writes:

> This was fixed in the Windows cache manager by always retrying RPCs
> sent on an existing RX connection that timed out once with a new RX
> connection.  I am not sure that a similar change was ever made to the
> UNIX cache manager.

For the record, it still bugs me deeply that so much code was forked
for the Windows CM instead of trying to reuse a lot of the cross-platform
CM code on Windows.  It leads to issues like these, where the Windows
system behaves significantly different than everywhere else.  While
it might seem in the short term expedient to just "do it the windows
way" I suspect that a good API could still be extremely cross-platform,
even in the kernel.  Doing this refactoring work would, IMHO, greatly
improve both the windows and non-windows OpenAFS solutions.

Unfortunately I cannot implement (or fund) this work...  So I'm sure
I'll be ignored.

> Jeffrey Altman


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