[OpenAFS] Debugging a network performance problem that affects AFS
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:51:36 +0000
rxdebug can be used to see either end of the connection (try it with
the host/client addresses and ports reversed).
are there any VPNs involved? that makes fragmentation issues
(especially if links are loaded) and their interaction with "full"
buffers worth looking.
there are plenty of other steps possible after this - timed trace
based analysis for example - but i doubt if those are of particular
interest to the list and they would be more involved.
rx likes predictable round trip times (low variance in delay, low loss
rates) - it is the lack of that I guess you are suffering from.
On 13 Jan 2011, at 20:24, Dale Pontius wrote:
> We're having intermittent network performance problems, and the
> primary manifestation to us as users looks like "an OpenAFS
> slowdown." I'm wondering if it's possible to collect access time
> statistics out of an OpenAFS Linux client. A little time with
> google and I see the "-enable_peer_stats" and "-
> enable_process_stats" options when starting the client daemon, and
> this very well may furnish the information that I need. A
> subsequent search gets me to the "rxdebug" document, though that
> document appears to be server-centric as opposed to querying the
> client. Nor does it tell me what information I can collect or if
> access time is part of that information - only mentioning serveral
> parameters that it does collect.
> Can someone toss me a bone here - or a link?
> Dale Pontius
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