Coda File System

Re[2]: Many Questions :-)

From: Manuel Guesdon <>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 08:40:08 +0000 ( )
Hi Peter,

On Mon, 7 Sep 1998 10:21:51 -0400 (EDT), "Peter J. Braam" <> wrote:
>| On Mon, 7 Sep 1998, Manuel Guesdon wrote:
>| > 1) Sometime, when I try: kclog manu, I get:
>| > 	<<Local login only, could not contact venus>>
>| > 	Why ? (Venus is runnin on the client and the scm).
>| Your venus must have crashed: see /usr/coda/etc/console and
>| /usr/coda/venus.cache/venus.log

/usr/coda/venus.cache/venus.log seems OK
in /usr/coda/etc/console, I have a " root cannot acquire Coda tokens!"

>| > 2) If I do a "cfs mkmount /coda/pc/shiva pc.shiva" on the pc.shiva
>| > server, on a client I can't see anything in /coda (with ls -l) but I
>| > can open a file in /coda/pc/shiva/. Is it normal ?
>| > 
>| You can ONLY see /coda files on clients. Servers do NOT server /coda, but
>| server "invisible" stuff - hmm. 

It was a server with client too

>| Have you created a volume pc.shiva? Are your updatesrv and updateclnt with
>| portmapper running? 


The strange thing is that I can read a file (for exemple  /coda/pc/shiva/testfile) but can't see
anything in  /coda/ :-)

>| > 5) Can we really use Code (v 4.6.5) with coda-fs-module-k2.0.34_c4.6.0
>| > module in a production environnement ?
>| > 	i.e. Is it (very) stable or is it know to crash and lose datas ?
>| You have to be very careful.  Coda is a research system with many bugs.
>| My email is in Coda we do lots of work in Coda but we also fix a lot of
>| problems.

ok. We'll use it for non vital things :-)
Do you know approximately a date for a 'release' version ? 

>| > 6) What are the differences between coda-fs for kernel 2.0.x and kernel 2.1.x ?
>| 2.1 is a complete re-write and despite one or two lingering bugs it is far
>| superior.  It really exploits the dcache and is careful about ACLs.

And the kernel 2.0.x module won't be developped any more ?
Is it possible to use the 2.1.x kernel module with kernel 2.0.x ?

I have found a bug in kclog:
When you forget -host (i.e running "kclog -kerberos5 manuel" for exemple), It crach in krbsupport.c
line 304 when calling gethostbyname in krb5GetSecret because hostname is null. The problem is that
there is no test to verify that the host option was set in clog.c

Do I send bug reports to the list or... ?

Thank you very much for your time.


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Received on 1998-09-08 04:42:08