FW: [OpenAFS] /afs area is hanging
Wheeler, JF (Jonathan)
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:07:27 +0100
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> I have an OpenAFS client that works after each reboot and then
> hangs when the afs area is accessed. I am running openafs 1.4.9 that
> on the system (I have tried many versions of the openafs client with
> results). The OS is OpenSUSE 10.3. I have two other systems with the
> OS that are working fine.
> I have searched /var/log/messages. I have checked the config files.
> authentication works fine (even when the system is hanging). If I run
> command 'ls -l /afs' that window is hung. If an afs user logs in when
> system is in a bad state the session immediately hangs because it
> to the afs home dir. I don't know what to do other than reboot. Can
> tell me what else to try to find out why this system is hanging?
If you really are using the command "ls -l /afs", I have always
understood that this is getting information about the whole of AFS
space, that is, the root directories for all AFS cells; naturally this
will take a long time. This may not solve your problem, but the command
as given is a bad (TM) idea. Of course, the command "ls -l
/afs/CELLNAME" where CELLNAME is the name of your cell is a much better
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