Coda File System

Did I do right, Dad?

From: Toshio Kuratomi <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 14:55:28 -0700 (PDT)
So I tried using the coda client rpm against the testserver and let me
just say, wow!  This is dreamy!
I do have a question though: I was playing with cfs and doing hte following
did something wrong:
	$ cfs disconnect
	$ cfs reconnect
because now when I attempt to do things to files/directories that aren't
cached, I get a Connection timed out error:
	$ cd /coda/playground
	$ ls junk
	ls: junk: Connection timed out
on reading the file INSTALL, I saw this:
        d) Restarting a client. You should umount /coda, since this 
           may not get done automatically. If it fails, make sure you
           kill all processes using /coda; cd out of Coda directories etc. 

           If ps aux | grep venus displays a Zombie venus, reboot 
           your machine before trying again.  (If you don't you'll
           likely have to run fsck by hand later.)
So I checked for zombie processes and sure enough I have:
     root     11856  0.5 17.0 12144 10828  p4 S   13:27   0:25 venus -init 
     root     11865  0.0  0.0     0     0  p4 Z   13:28   0:00 (venus <zombie>)
So.... What does all this mean?  I take it, I should reboot before
experimenting with coda further, yes?  But is this supposed to happen?
Should I be doing something else to disconnect from the coda server
temporarily?  To reconnect?  Should a normal user be able to disconnect from
coda?  Or should only root be able to do a cfs disconnect?

Anxiously awaiting answers (so I can ask more questions!)
-Toshio Kuratomi            // "The Past is always with us."   //=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~=_=~
Received on 1997-08-25 18:19:13