Coda File System

Re: coda client works against testserver

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 08:01:59 -0400 (EDT)


1. Yes make the module available.  I will make a new Coda release this

2. Server setup: forget completely about the manual at this stage. Read
the INSTALL file in detail and go for it!

3. You can run clients and servers on the same machine, but you'll need at
least 64MB of VM; so get enough swap.

4. /vicpa need to be ext2 filesystems (formatted) and mount points. If you
don't have spare partitions to use, use loopback mounting (see the install

Again, forget about the manual.  Effectively vice-server-setup blows in
the whole thing in a few minutes time.  You can learn the tinkering later.

- peter -

On Sat, 12 Jul 1997, Bradley C. Kuszmaul wrote:

> Thanks for all the help.
> My coda client is now working against the testserver.
> Would be helpful to anyone if I made a binary rpm for the 2.0.30
> kernel available?
> Now my next step will be get a server running.
>  (a) Are there any gotchas or other steps missing from the Sysadmin
>      manual?
>  (b) Will I be OK running a client and a server on the same machine?
>  (c) Some questions that come to my mind include
>        Should my /vicepa /vicepb etc partitions be formatted?  
>        I guess /vicepa sits on top of what looks like a unix partition?
>  (d) Here are the steps that I can identify from the manual.  Is this
>      a correct initial few steps for setting up the server?
>       1 Use fdisk to create a bunch of partitions of various sizes.
>       2 Use mkfs -t ext2 and mount /vicepa
>       3 install the coda server rpm.
>       4 Following the instructions in chapter 6, which include, to
>         start with, making sure that all of the following are there:
>          /vice /vice/{bin,backup,srv,vol,db,.hostname,.scm}
>          ln -s /vice/.hostname /; ls -s /vice/.scm /
>          /vice/bin files
>          /vice/vol/ stuff
>          /vice/db/servers stuff
>          /vice/db/hosts
>          /etc/rc.local stuff
> -Bradley
Received on 1997-07-14 08:18:42