Package Details: openafs 1.6.18-1

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Package Base: openafs
Description: Open source implementation of the AFS distributed file system
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Licenses: custom:"IBM Public License Version 1.0"
Conflicts: openafs-features
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Bevan
Last Packager: Bevan
Votes: 54
Popularity: 0.606002
First Submitted: 2006-02-01 17:18
Last Updated: 2016-05-06 20:59

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totsilence commented on 2016-03-19 12:13

Hi guys,

There are new build problems with Linux 4.5 :( This is in addition to the build problems with Linux 4.4. I think the 4.4 patches are still under review?

drslmr commented on 2016-03-01 07:45

@Bevan it would be fine with me if you could please forward my post.

Bevan commented on 2016-02-29 16:43

There are first reports of data corruption when running OpenAFS on Linux 4.4. The proposed patches should therefore only be considered for testing and debugging and not for actual use in production.

Bevan commented on 2016-02-29 16:26

@drslmr: Thank you for testing! I'm glad that it only hit a git workspace that is easy to recover. code -512 is -ERESTARTSYS, so I think you hit exactly the problem that was anticipated on the mailing list:

I think it would be great if you could report this to the mailing list. If you don't want to do that, I'd like to forward your post from here to the mailing list, if you have no objections.

drslmr commented on 2016-02-29 14:03

I tried the patch and I get problems. When I do checkout a different branch of my software from a git repository things fail and I'm left with a corrupted workspace. The log files shows the following message:
kernel: afs: Lost contact with file server ... in cell ... (code -512) (all multi-homed ip addresses down for the server)
kernel: afs: failed to store file (network problems)
kernel: afs: file server ... in cell ... is back up (code 0) (multi-homed address; other same-host interfaces may still be down)

Bevan commented on 2016-01-18 19:17

@totsilence: If you are brave and have backups, you may test this version:

Patches applied:

totsilence commented on 2016-01-18 16:35

Thanks @Bevan, but it appears there are no patches, yet (or I couldn't find them). I've opened a bug report on the OpenAFS bug tracker.

Bevan commented on 2016-01-18 16:13

@totsilence: I will have a look and add them if they are already available. This may take until tomorrow, though.

totsilence commented on 2016-01-18 10:47

Linux 4.4 is in testing and openafs does not compile.

Was anybody able to find the necessary patches?

Bevan commented on 2015-10-27 17:15

openafs's /usr/bin/sys file currently causes issues with python programs using packages from gi.repository (Gtk, Gdk, GObject, ...). Also other python programs could be affected.

Corresponding bugs are already reported:

A workaround is to add " -I" to the shebang (first line) of affected scripts.

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