[OpenAFS] afs: Lost contact with file server xxx.xxx.xxx.x
Sat, 19 Apr 2008 09:06:12 -0400
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 8:23 PM, Derek Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jeffrey Altman <email@example.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.
I actually have the change in a sandbox waiting to test, and no time
to do so yet.