Coda File System

Re: Coda for Linux PPC

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 11:38:46 -0400 (EDT)
Of course these are two different systems.

My understanding about MK Linux may be out of date, but I seem to remember
that the filesystem support is entirely in the OS server, not in the micro

So I suspect that the kernel code for Coda should work more or less out of
the box - and doesn't interfere with the micro kernel at all. 

Of course the user level code should be almost (if not completely)
identical on Linux PPC and MKLinux.

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, anthonyj wrote:

> Just for clarity,
> I am currently working on an MkLinux box (actually two), which uses the 
> osfmach microkernel, and a linux server. Getting Coda to run on these 
> machines will be more of a challange than LinuxPPC, which uses a straight 
> ahead Linux kernel (with source more readily available/stable), and is 
> not in quite the same state of flux that MkLinux is in (or Coda for that 
> matter!). Additionally, I personally am much more familiar with the Linux 
> kernel, and am just really learning about the microkernel 'architecture'.
> I decided to try to get Coda running on Mklinux first because it was more 
> of a challenge, and I think getting it up and running on LinuxPPC will be 
> much easier with the lessons learned from Mk behind me(us).
> Thanks for the help,
> Anthony
> >Hi Timothy,
> >
> >Anthony is also working on the PPC port and I think he has made pretty
> >good progress.  The major two obstacles I see are 
> >
> >1. 5 lines of assembly code in lib-src/mlwp
> >2. some tuning of mmap parameters.
> >
> >I don't think that compiling the kernel code should give you any problems
> >at all.
> >
> >If the two of you team up this could be working pretty soon.  We don't
> >have any Linux MK boxes, but of course we can probably help by looking at
> >your problems remotely. 
> >
> >- Peter -
> >
Received on 1998-07-29 11:49:02