[OpenAFS] PriorityClass registry setting in windows OpenAFS client 18.104.22.168
Tue, 4 May 2010 13:06:01 -0400
Thanks so much for your detailed answer. This helps. The windows =
engineering team here is currently testing 22.214.171.124. Currently we are =
locked down to 1.4.2 for production servers until they sign off on the =
new version. I guess we will have to live with it until we can get the =
new release installed on our machines. In the interim I will check to =
see if we have the patched Mrxsmb.sys on our servers.=20
From: Jeffrey Altman [mailto:email@example.com]=20
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 11:26 AM
Cc: Lobaugh, John (IT)
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] PriorityClass registry setting in windows OpenAFS =
On 5/4/2010 10:56 AM, Lobaugh, John wrote:
> Is the reg setting
> used with version 126.96.36.199 of the Windows AFS service ?
PriorityClass is not present in the 1.4.2 distribution.
> We have been struggling with a deadlock issue on two Windows 2003=20
> servers where this setting is not present. The issue is not occuring=20
> on some other servers where the setting is present.
> John Lobaugh
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 applied with deadlock in the SMB redirector =
if http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969289 is not installed. In tracking =
down the source of these deadlocks with Microsoft numerous changes where =
made to the OpenAFS client to improve its compatibility with Microsoft's =
SMB client. These first appeared in the 1.5.59 release.
The present release is 1.5.74 which had many more significant changes =
including corrections to the Rx library errors that were causing RPCs to =
timeout and be retried putting additional stress on Microsoft's SMB =
The SMB client has a limited number of worker threads, 10 to be precise.
If all 10 workers are in use and communicating with the same SMB =
server, for example \\AFS, then if one of the workers decides that the =
connection must be broken and re-established, there is no free worker =
thread to perform the queued request. It is at this point that a
deadlock occurs. The changes made in the KB969289 hotfix to the SMB
redirector is to extend the timeout period from 45 seconds to several =
minutes. It is still up to the AFS SMB server to make sure that a =
response is sent in time. Otherwise, a deadlock can occur.
If you can, please use the latest OpenAFS client. 1.4.2 is ancient =
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