[OpenAFS] Re: Ubik problem

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 15:04:30 -0500

On Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:51:34 +0300 (EEST)
Atro Tossavainen <atro.tossavainen+openafs@helsinki.fi> wrote:

> I figured I'd just throw all other servers on in the the sunx86_510
> "development" box, change the IP address, vos changeaddr, done.

I know it's not intuitive, but 'vos changeaddr' should not be used to
change fileserver addresses for modern fileservers. A fileserver will
detect its addresses on startup and will register those addresses with
the VLDB; so if you just move the fileserver and start it, the VLDB will
know about the new addresses. changeaddr can screw stuff up (though it's
not going to cause ubik being weird like you're seeing)

There is a new command, 'vos setaddrs', to change fileserver addresses
in the VLDB without restarting them, but that's new in 1.5. And you
shouldn't need such a thing most of the time anyway.

Andrew Deason