Coda File System

question + comment + doc patches

From: Jeff Breidenbach <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:10:39 -0400
With Peter's good help, I seem to have a working 4.6.5 Coda server and
client. I have high hopes to, someday soon, actually mount a
volume. At least a df returns

Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda2             925095  605100   272202     69%   /
/dev/hdc10            302463     182   286659      0%   /vice
/dev/hdc11           3365574    4161  3187333      0%   /vicepa
Coda                 9000000       0  9000000      0%   /coda

 It is not obvious to me how or where one adds a password for
 clog to authenticate against. Chapter 11 of the administration
 manual talks about adding users, but nowhere do we drop in
 passwords. And authentication with clog seems to demand a password.
 I think another person on the mailing list faces the same question.

 After a few failed attempts with clog to authenticate, I too get
 errors filling up the screen, with
  "/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/coda-4.6.5/coda-src/rpc2/sl.c", line 421:
  DecodePacket(RPC2_BUSY): bad bind seqno
 It seems easy to reproduce, but I don't know exactly what triggers it.

Documentation patches:
 I've noted the sections in the manual that gave me the most trouble,
 hopefully to make things easier for the next person. I hope this
 feedback is helpful.

(1) Chapter 7 of the adinistration guide

-For Linux:
-/etc/rc.d/init.d/update.init start
-/etc/rc.d/init.d/auth2.init start

+For Linux:
+/etc/rc.d/init.d/update.init start
+/etc/rc.d/init.d/auth2.init start
+/etc/rc.d/init.d/codasrv.init start

(2) Also in chapter 7

-The last thing that must be done if an SCM server was being setup so
-it will function is to create the root volume you specified in
-vice-setup to be mounted by the client software:
-       createvol_rep coda:root E0000100 /vicepa

+One final step is needed to make the SCM server function. Use
+the root volume you specified in vice-setup in place of 
+your-root-volume. This step creates the volume, which will 
+be mountable by the client software.
+       createvol_rep your-root-volume E0000100 /vicepa

(3) In chapter 11, there are two typos

- Execute % pwd2pdb -p /vice/db/user.coda -g /vice/db/groups.coda > /vice/db/vice.pdb
+ Execute % pwd2pdb -u /vice/db/user.coda -g /vice/db/group.coda > /vice/db/vice.pdb
Received on 1998-09-11 13:16:41