Coda File System

Re: Venus dying on file create by xemacs or Star Office 5.0

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 16:39:24 -0400
On Tue, Jun 15, 1999 at 03:42:52PM -0400, wrote:
> I am having some problems with venus. Creating files from
> some applications causes venus to die (go into the mode
> waiting for debugging). I can copy files, touch files, and create
> them with vi but if I try to use xemacs or Star Office venus dies
> and I have to reboot (can't login at another VT but the mouse
> still works - usually). Often I can't even reboot and I have to
> kill the power.

Hi Matt, 

Venus 5.2.0 has a known null-pointer dereference problem, which is
triggered by all operations that attempt to create a new directory
entry. This is annoying, but cannot cause a complete system lockup.

A lockup like this would indicate that something is wrong with the
kernel code. Could you try to update your kernel to linux-2.2.10, and
combine that with a new Coda kernel module built from:

There are a couple of fixes in our version wrt. to the one in the
official kernel tree, those seem to have solved at least one
(infrequent) lockup we noticed here on a SMP machine.

Received on 1999-06-15 16:40:00