An update on my 1.8.4 experiences. My initial success report was a bit premature.
I still occasionally get I/O errors with certain apps (esp libreoffice) using 1.8.4. They occur with less frequency than with 1.8.3 and earlier, however. An strace shows libreoffice trying to do an openat() and getting an I/O error. [pid 44604] openat(AT_FDCWD, "/afs/cas.unc.edu/home/stephen/.config/libreoffice/4/user/pNumql", O_RDWR|O_CREAT|O_EXCL, 0600) = -1 EIO (Input/output error) Interestingly, when I try to remove the "user" directory, I get behavior that smells like a cache problem. <3:27pm>stephen@lucifer:4>rm -rf user rm: cannot remove 'user/config': Directory not empty <3:27pm>stephen@lucifer:4>ls -la user/config total 4 drwx------ 2 stephen users 2048 Sep 12 15:19 ./ drwx------ 3 stephen users 2048 Sep 12 15:23 ../ <3:28pm>stephen@lucifer:4>fs flush user/config <3:28pm>stephen@lucifer:4>ls -la user/config/ total 6 drwx------ 2 stephen users 2048 Sep 12 15:19 ./ drwx------ 3 stephen users 2048 Sep 12 15:23 ../ -rw------- 1 stephen users 1703 Sep 12 15:19 javasettings_Linux_X86_64.xml <3:28pm>stephen@lucifer:4>rm -rf user rm: cannot remove 'user': Directory not empty <3:37pm>stephen@lucifer:4>ls -la user total 4 drwx------ 2 stephen users 2048 Sep 12 15:37 ./ drwx------ 3 stephen users 2048 Sep 3 15:30 ../ <3:37pm>stephen@lucifer:4>fs flush user <3:37pm>stephen@lucifer:4>ls -la user total 4 drwx------ 2 stephen users 2048 Sep 12 15:37 ./ drwx------ 3 stephen users 2048 Sep 3 15:30 ../ -rw------- 1 stephen users 0 Sep 12 15:23 K8Wuhr I can eventually flush enough paths to remove the entire libreoffice/4/user directory, but the problem recurs on the next launch. Once it gets into this state, it seems quite reproducible. If it helps, I've seen this behavior on multiple workstations, so I don't think it's hardware. Thinking it might be callback related, I tested with the client firewall set to default accept, but it made no apparent difference. >uname -a Linux lucifer 4.15.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 6 11:12:41 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux >lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic >rxdebug `hostname` 7001 -version Trying 127.0.1.1 (port 7001): AFS version: OpenAFS 1.8.4~pre1-1~ppa0~ubuntu18.04.1-debian 2019-08-27 root@ >cmdebug -server `hostname` -cache Chunk files: 31250 Stat caches: 15000 Data caches: 10000 Volume caches: 200 Chunk size: 1048576 Cache size: 1000000 kB Set time: no Cache type: disk >uptime 15:51:01 up 2 days, 1:25, 15 users, load average: 0.47, 0.52, 0.57 Filesystem type is ext4. Storebehind is 0. Cache bypass is disabled. Rebooting solves this issue but it generally recurs in 1-5 days. With 1.8.3, I'd sometimes need to reboot daily. Probably doesn't matter given the changes, but 1.6.x on Ubuntu 16.04 on the same hardware didn't exhibit this symptom. Replacing the ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user directory with a symlink to a location on the local disk appears to be a valid workaround. Tickets/tokens seem fine. Other file accesses work as expected before/during/after the above. If any other info would help to diagnose this, let me know. 1.8.4pre1 is still an improvement over 1.8.3. Thanks again! On Fri, 30 Aug 2019, Joyce, Stephen wrote: > Just wanted to voice a thank you to all the devs who worked on the recent > release. 1.8.4pre1 seems to have fixed several issues I was having on some > Ubuntu 18.04 workstations. > > While I haven't done any formal stress-testing, I have noticed no problems > so far. > > ~Stephen > _______________________________________________ > OpenAFS-info mailing list > OpenAFSfirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.openafs.org/mailman/listinfo/openafs-info > _______________________________________________ OpenAFS-info mailing list OpenAFSemail@example.com https://lists.openafs.org/mailman/listinfo/openafs-info