[OpenAFS] Re: UDP timeouts

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Mon, 9 May 2011 12:20:42 -0400

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 09 May 2011 11:42:24 -0400
> Jeffrey Altman <jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> wrote:
>> Most NATs assign the requested port on a first come first serve basis.
>> Firewalls that only open ports in response to outgoing traffic will
>> also require this functionality.
> That is true; nevermind what I said earlier.
> It would be nice to have something (fileserver-side) for 1.4 that
> addresses this, but I'm still worried that increasing the number of
> clients probed is too much of a change for 1.4. Or am I worrying over
> nothing?

if it ends up causing unanticipated delays due to a lock being held
too long, it would be
bad, so no, i don't think you're worrying unduly.

> The patch for this is simple, though. Jaap, if you want to run with
> smaller timeouts, we can get you a fileserver patch that should make
> them workable. (I'm assuming this is a 1.4 fileserver?)

Certainly if someone wants to start testing, it may be palatable with
some operational experience
behind it.