[OpenAFS] some older openafs-client versions have started failing
Chad William Seys
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:55:49 -0500
We have begun suddenly begun experiencing client failures and are trying
to determine what is going on.
openafs-client versions 1.6.9, 1.6.14, 1.6.15 fail in various ways*. On
Debian we can reproduce the problem by 'git checkout' a particular repo. It
fails with a "Connection timed out". On Scientific Linux the problem
manifests sooner: 'ls /afs/ANYCELL' hangs.
openafs-client 1.6.16, 1.6.17, 22.214.171.124 seem to work normally.
I've tried changing the server's fileserver version but that has no effect.
(Tried Debian packages with versions 1.6.1-3+deb7u6, 1.6.9+deb8u5, and
We started noticing this problem after a power failure. We think what
happened was that new fileserver code started being used after the servers
rebooted. Probably fileserver code changed from Debian 1.6.1-3+deb7u5 to
1.6.1-3+deb7u6 . Strangely though reverting back to what we think were the
working versions also does not work.
Anyone have an idea of what might be going on ?
* These version numbers were determined with a mix of Debian packages,
Scientific Linux packages, and straight from openafs.org source rpms. Let me
know if that is important.