Problems with afs access

Hi,
I have the problem, that IntelliJ crashes when I try to access files from the afs. No exeption is throws, the screen just freezes and it stays like that.
It may also be a problem with links pointing to the afs, since I try to access my home, which is located in the afs, but linked to /home/username.
Neither reading nor writing files works. Sometimes also browsing directories causes that problem.

I'm using build IntelliJ 688 and I've a redhat 7.1 machine with the jdk1.4.1_01 from sun.

Is there anything known about that problem ?
Thanks for any help.
Regards
Nora Speer

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Oh, I forgot to say. When I'm working locally (meaning accessing local files), everything is fine.

Nora

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I used to have an account on an AFS machine, and I had a similar problem. I think what you are seeing is IDEA building a directory tree that includes /afs. If there are any nodes mounted in your site's AFS-space that aren't responding quickly (or at all), then you'll see IDEA hang.

There's not much you can do. I had a patch installed for stat that would help, but I no longer have the code, or access to it. You might need to ask your admins if there are any workarounds they can provide

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Thanks for your answer.
Yes, the problem seems to be like you discribed it. I noticed that also other java programms have similiar problems, it seems that it is a problem of java and afs in general.

My solution:
I deleted some entrys from my CellServDB file (those that seem to cause the problem) and now it works better. Sometimes IDEA still hangs, but usually it works fine.

Regards, Nora

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Is there by any chance some new sorta magic to get around this problem? I'm having it too, now.

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My solution was to create a local user and just run IDEA as that user. Works fine.

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