[OpenAFS] Openafs 1.4.8 on OSX very slow

Felix Frank Felix.Frank@Desy.de
Fri, 6 Mar 2009 15:02:56 +0100 (CET)

Another question - is the time of the wait dependent upon the contents of 
the directory? Is it the same for empty directories? Directories with few
files? Those with deep subdirectory structures? Mountpoints?


On Fri, 6 Mar 2009, Hans Melgers wrote:

> On 6 mrt 2009, at 02:10, Jason Edgecombe 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.
>> Jason
> /afs but also deeper. I removed all other cells from cellservdb. There's 
> something that makes the finder wait and wait to the horrible level. Its a 
> very small cell, just one server.
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