[OpenAFS] Unusually Long Load times

Richard Kellogg richard_kellogg@mac.com
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:40:46 +0100

Dear OpenAFSers,

In my experience, the long load time issue is VERY dependent on the MacOS version.  For me, on a fast network, Snowleopard is essentially unusable with all versions up to and including OpenAFS 1.4.12pre4 for MacOS 10.6 (Snowleopard).  I have even suffered from complete loss of access to afs files AFTER I have waited a half-hour for a directory to become visible in the Finder and AFTER I have successfully accessed a file or two.  The daisy wheel on the finder window spins overnight, and recovery is only possible by restarting OpenAFS.  Since afs file access from the terminal has always been fine, I suspect the issue is due to the Finder's strategy in stating the files.

Only with the recent release candidate version OpenAFS-1.5.72-Snowleopard+bulkstat+umove.dmg is the waiting time acceptable.  In fact, even from home on a slow network, behind NAT, it works very well.  Looks like the fix for Snowleopard is finally in.

On the other hand, under MacOS 10.5 (and previous) I have always had acceptable load times when on a fast network, independent of OpenAFS version.  From home, my experience over OS and OpenAFS versions has been variable, but may well depend on changes on the part of my internet provider.

     Yours,  Dick

On Mar 17, 2010, at 13:05, openafs-info-request@openafs.org wrote:

> Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:05:29 -0400
> From: Derrick Brashear <shadow@gmail.com>
> To: bampfamd@berkeley.edu
> Cc: openafs-info@openafs.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] Unusually Long Load times
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:42 PM,  <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).
> Both of which are ancient and not worth spending even a moment
> debugging. How does 1.4.12 behave?