Coda File System

Re: Win 95 stuff (was Re: coda-4.6.0-pre1 available)

From: Michael Callahan <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 18:40:34 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 13 May 1998, Peter J. Braam wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 1998, Derek Fawcus wrote:
> >   One question I've got already:  Why is the relay.exe process being
> > used?  Is it the case the (for some reason) we're unable to select
> > on the direct file descriptor for the open device (mc.vxd) and thus
> > have to go via relay.exe,  or is this simply a debug aid?
> relay.exe is purely for convenience in debugging -- we do indeed need a
> DeviceIOControl, syncrhonous and asynchrounous on the Coda filesystem. 
> Also Venus will need to do a WaitForMultiple Objects which replace
> /dev/cfs0 (in Unix) with the IOControl wait object.

I think you're thinking of NT Venus, right?

Win95 (= DOS) Venus can only use direct APIs provided by the VxDs.

Received on 1998-05-13 18:41:26