[OpenAFS] Re: New volumes get strange IDs and are unusable

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:48:33 -0400

On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:33:06 +0200
Torbjörn Moa <moa@fysik.su.se> wrote:

> [root@sysafs2 ~]# vos create sysafs2 /vicepa testatest
> Volume 2620303136 created on partition /vicepa of sysafs2
> [root@sysafs2 ~]# vos examine testatest
> Could not fetch the information about volume 2620303136 from the server
> : No such device
> Volume does not exist on server sysafs2.physto.se as indicated by the VLDB

What version? Some things used to have problems with volume IDs over
2147483648 but I thought we've fixed them all by now.

> Note the big diff in volume id's. The id's starting with 536 are
> normal for my cell, the 2620... I have never seen before.

Something bumped the "max volume id" counter in the vldb by a large
number. This could happen in many different ways... unfortuntely, if you
don't have the logging level turned up in the vlserver or have audit
logs turned on, it's going to be difficult to determine what did it. Do
you run any kind of periodic checking for consistency of volumes vs vldb
or anything like that?

Andrew Deason