[OpenAFS] some older openafs-client versions have started failing
Jonathan A. Kollasch
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:26:45 -0500
On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 02:55:49PM -0500, Chad William Seys wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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, 126.96.36.199 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
> 188.8.131.52-1 .)
> 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 ?
I currently see similar issues with Debian Wheezy and Debian Jessie.
git gc consistently fails with ETIMEDOUT for the same path on both
machines. My fileservers have not changed recently.
When I mentioned this #openafs on Freenode, Benjamin Kaduk seemed to
think this problem exists in the client/cache manager.