Coda File System

Re: Coda and GNU/Linux systems

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:11:41 -0500 (EST)

I'm honoured by your interest, and I'll try to use "Linux based GNU
systems" from time to time. 

There are a number of bugs in Coda that can lead to corrupt data in Coda. 
They are unlikely to crop up in strongly connected non replicated server
setups, but when using re-integration, resolution and repair there is a
bug in the transaction handling that can write stale buffer cache data to
the disk. 

We use Coda for almost everything and it doesn't happen a lot, but it is
very painful to have to "repair" a volume with corrupt metadata.  Hence,
no production use. 

I expect to fix this during the next few months. 

- Peter -

On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Richard Stallman wrote:

> I looked at the Coda page, and saw that you have a version now
> available for Linux-based GNU systems (though you call them "Linux",
> alas).  But it says that this version isn't useful for production use.
> What makes it not useful?  Is it just that Coda hasn't yet reached
> that stage of development yet, or is there some more specific problem
> in this version?
Received on 1997-12-10 10:32:23