[OpenAFS] Unusually Long Load times

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:28:28 -0400

bampfamd@berkeley.edu wrote:
> I currently use openafs 1.4.1 from a Mac to connect to my AFS server
> (before i was on 1.5.64). Every time I logon to AFS, it would take 4-5
> minutes to load/navigate between folders. This only happens the first time
> I access the server/folders. Afterwards things are very smooth.
> Nevertheless, I also use OpenAFS on other Mac machines to connect to the
> same AFS server and they load relatively fast even on the first login. I
> don't think this is a computer-power issue because the computers are
> pretty similar in specs. Does anyone know why this particular machine
> takes so long to load files from the server everytime I create a new
> connection? I figured it had something to do with the cache files and that
> OpenAFS is not able to cache files from the server so that every it has to
> re-download all the files again...
Are you really running 1.4.1, and not 1.4.11? If you are running 1.4.1, 
please upgrade...pretty please.

The behavior that you describe make sense because the client caches the 
data on the first access. What version of OpenAFS are the other 
computers running? You can find this out by running "rxdebug -port 7001 
-version localhost" on the other machines.