[OpenAFS] /afs area is hanging

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Wed, 13 May 2009 20:27:09 -0400

Mark Henry wrote:
> This is a happy day.  Derrick it looks like your skills have pointed us to the
> solution.  I mentioned that we use a loopback device to mount our afs cache
> filesystem.  That device was /dev/loop0.  Well, after the direction that you
> gave us we found that /dev/loop0 was also being used as a method of restricting
> font cache for a different app.  When the app would run the afs cache was
> getting clobbered and the afs hang would follow.  We have moved the afs cache
> to a new place now and it looks like this problem has been solved.  Thank you
> all on openafs.org that helped us with this issue.  Thank you Derrick for the
> key piece of info that has solved this one.
I'm curious what the backing store for /dev/loop0 is in your setup. what 
advantages do you receive while running this way?

Is this so you can store the cache in a ramdisk?