Coda File System

Re: Coda diconnected operation

From: Michael D. Ivey <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 16:05:50 -0400
On Fri, Sep 11, 1998 at 05:24:31PM -0400, Jeff Breidenbach wrote:
> Did you ever resolve the disconnected operation issue? I'm
> at the same stage you were, with a working client/server, and

Well, I followed Peter's advice and made a replicated volume.  I've
deleted and recreated and uninstalled and reinstalled so many times
I'm sick.  I now have a server that never complains, two clients that
always seem to work, and yet they don't seem to have the same files...
sometimes.  But:

from client machine:

$ ls /coda/lissttest
ls: /coda/listtest: No such file or directory
$ touch /coda/listtest
$ ls /coda/lissttest
$ cfs cs
Contacting servers .....
All servers up
$ ls /usr/coda/spool/500/

from client/server:

$ ls /coda/lissttest
ls: /coda/listtest: No such file or directory
$ cfs cs
Contacting servers .....
All servers up
$ ls /usr/coda/spool/503/

nothing in the logs, etc...i don't know why they seem out of sync.  both
can access the files, etc.  Can anyone tell me a more detailed account of
the process of getting the laptop files working:

setup server on desktop
setup client on desktop
setup client on laptop
'cp -Rp ~/files /coda/' on desktop
'ls /coda' on laptop, make sure they're there.
hoard add, walk, etc on laptop
then can i disconnect from the network?  can i shutdown?  do i need a 
 cfs disconnect?

> hoard gives me the same results that you wrote about. Aditionally,

run it as root.

> pulling out the ethernet cable and trying to make a write gives
> a timeout error. I didn't really understand Peter's reply to your

of can't read it since it isn't hoarded into the cache.
only replicated volumes (createvol_rep) can be hoarded.

Peter: how do I make my laptop venus start when I'm not connected to
the network?  It says: no bootstrap server or something similar.


Michael D. Ivey, RHCE  <>
Senior Technical Manager, REALM Information Technologies
(770) 446-1332 x 114
Received on 1998-09-14 16:10:44