[OpenAFS] Problem getting referenced Microsoft Knowledge Base
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 17:22:38 -0400
Bryan Howard wrote:
> The OpenAFS Windows Download page lists some Microsoft Hotfixes, some of
> which are deemed critical for the correct operation of OpenAFS. One of
> these, for Windows XP, is supposedly 971421 (the last one on the page).
> Unfortunately, the Microsoft Knowledge Base is denying any knowledge of
> such an article. Is this an article they've pulled? Or was it incorrectly
> referenced on the OpenAFS page? In any case, it's very frustrating having
> something labeled as CRITICAL which doesn't seem to exist.
That is the KB article that Microsoft has yet to publish. The hot fix
is real and was released on June 4th. Call Microsoft PSS under your
support contract and mention the KB number to obtain it.
The hot fix prevents a deadlock in the Windows kernel. Its Windows that
needs to work properly, not OpenAFS.