[OpenAFS] Re: Solaris 10 SPARC hang on shutdown

Jeff Blaine jblaine@kickflop.net
Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:24:47 -0400

FWIW, not that anyone expected it to change really, but this
problem persists with the new Solaris 10 08/11 release
and latest Recommended patchset.

On 2/28/2011 5:50 PM, Andrew Deason wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:31:49 -0600
> Andrew Deason<adeason@sinenomine.net>  wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:18:22 +0000
>> Derrick Brashear<shadow@dementia.org>  wrote:
>>> I'm not surprised, tho given Oracle has not bothered to give OpenAFS
>>> anything I guess they expect us to take your word for it.
>>> Yes, afsd is not really interested in exiting and would prefer unmount
>>> to succeed
>> This would be rather gross, but: do you think it possible to try to
>> detect if we've got a pending KILL periodically, and signal an upcall
>> through afsd to try and umount?
> Or actually, it may be less work to just actually spawn kernel
> threads... it's probably less work than I've been thinking it is. afsd
> just exits if the daemon pioctls return anyway, so we could just have
> them spawn a kernel proc and then return. We'd lose any per-process
> priority goo that afsd sets for the proc, but I don't think we do any of
> that on Solaris anyway.
> It's still incredibly annoying, though. And it doesn't seem good to
> change something like that in the middle of a stable series.