[OpenAFS] Re: OpenAFS panic on shutdown on Solaris 10 U8 x86

omalleys@msu.edu omalleys@msu.edu
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:35:03 -0400

Quoting Carson Gaspar <carson@taltos.org>:

> On 9/25/10 5:00 AM, Derrick Brashear wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Andrew  
>> Deason<adeason@sinenomine.net>  wrote:
>>> It is known that you can't stop the client on Solaris on a running
>>> system. (I think it's maybe only the linux and windows clients that you
>>> can stop?)
>>> In the 1.5/1.6 branch, at least one issue was fixed that crashed the box
>>> after stopping the client (9562721b89a2a7a7f32a165762d7fba8540006a9,
>>> gerrit 1957). With that fix, stopping the client worked for me, though I
>>> don't think we guarantee that doing so will work in general.
>> you should be able to stop it. restarting it has been "best effort"
>> though we try for that too.
>>> If you want, you can try the 1.5.x client. Or wait for the fix to be
>>> backported to the 1.4 series.
> I've confirmed that 1.5.77 does not panic the box on shutdown. And  
> can even be restarted multiple times (although exactly once it hung  
> in cache scan on restart).

I believe this was originally a security feature. It stored like a  
master key in kmem.  It has happened in Solaris since like 1.0.

It was changed at some point in 1.5.x.