Coda File System

performance and disconnect?

From: Bradley C. Kuszmaul <bradley_at_GRANITE.SYSTEMSX.CS.YALE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:12:16 -0400

I have coda running, and I was wondering if there are some magic
incantations to improve performance.  I did a simple experiment
running latex on a small file on my P5/90 laptop connected via modem:
Case 1:  Local
   cd /home/bradley
   latex foo.tex
  takes about 3 seconds

Case 2:  Remote
   cd /coda/users/bradley
   latex foo.tex
  takes about 12 seconds
Most of that 12 seconds apperas to be spent at the end when latex is
trying to close the .dvi and .log and .aux files.

I tried doing
 cfs disconnect
but then nothing worked.  (Couldn't write anything)
I have my hoard set up so that everything is kept.
Even so doing
 cfs reconnect
seems to result in a long delay before the files are accessable again.

I tried doing
 cfs writedisconnect
but that didn't seem to help.

It is especially frustrating to edit a file in emacs, and then have
everything freeze up for 10 seconds every time emacs does an autosave.

Is there anything I can do to make my coda filesystem have performance
more comparable to the local filesystem?

Received on 1997-10-21 13:21:07