Coda File System

Re: Using Coda for caching on local machine rather than over network? ??

From: Henry Pierce <>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:35:18 -0500 (EST)
I am not clear on precisely the question you have in mind about Coda,
CDROM's and Ext2fs.  All of these services are autonomous.  If you
had a clearer example of what you would like to try, I would be happy
to be of further assistance.

As  for running a  Coda Client and a Coda Server on the same machine, 
there are are only two issues you need to be aware of:

	+ Virtual Memory
	+ Disk Space

As mentioned in our documentation, running a Coda Server, Coda Client
and X-Window on the same machine requires somewhere around 64MB of VM
for a moderately configured Coda-Server and Coda-Client.  So, if you
only have 32MB of VM, for example, , I wouldn't recomment it.

As for disk space, you will need:

Coda-Client-Cache-Space + Coda-Server-RVM-Space + Coda-Data-Storage Space.

These can add up to quite a lot on one machine very quickly.

henry m. pierce

Henry M. Pierce
Research Programmer
Department of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsbugh, PA

On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Scott Smyth wrote:

> Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 11:10:08 -0500
> From: Scott Smyth <>
> Reply-To: coda-discuss_at_TELEMANN.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU
> To: "''" <linux-coda_at_TELEMANN.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU>,
>     "''"
> Subject: Using Coda for caching on local machine rather than over network? ??
> Resent-Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 11:14:12 -0500
> Resent-From: coda-discuss_at_TELEMANN.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU
> In the context of a read-only system being cached...say
> a CD-ROM to a linux ext2 partition: could Coda be implemented 
> to act as a cache fs on the same machine (i.e., server=client) 
> rather than over a network while maintaining Coda features locally
> just as a would over a network?  Are there any problems that
> would arise between the client, the server, and the SCM being
> the same machine?
> Thanks,
> Scott
Received on 1998-03-24 12:40:55