[OpenAFS] Openafs 1.4.8 on OSX very slow

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Thu, 5 Mar 2009 22:10:25 -0500

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> wrote:
> Hans Melgers wrote:
>> I notice afs performance on osx Leopard is very slow; opening a folder in
>> Finder takes up to 2 minutes to even display. I have the right tokens,
>> firewall is open for all connections.
>> Performance in terminal is much better, a cd and ls to /afs works
>> instantly. So it seems there are problems in the finder.
>> I noticed two afsd processes running. normal ?
>> Im also tried running parallels with the windows client on the same
>> machine, works perfect and very fast.
>> Does anyone have some tips to speed up performance ? Are there any known
>> problems in the mac osx finder in the latest leopard?
>> I'm running 1.4.8 with openafsconfig, MIT kerberos extras. Tokens look
>> fine. Mac OSX 10.5.6
> Was /afs the folder that you tried to view in finder? If so, then it will be
> extremely slow with finder because finder will try to stat all of the cells,
> which will take a while. Try a deeper folder, like
> /afs/grand.central.org/software/ and see if it acts better.

with -fakestat-all that shouldn't be true. there is the issue that
bulkstat does not (currently) work, which will make things slower, but
it shouldn't be horrible.