Coda File System

Re: Client/server inconsistency problem

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 08:31:25 -0400
On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 06:11:15PM +0200, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:
> But I get the following error message:
>    ./usr/apache/lib/map_box/RCS/,v: No such file or directory
> What kind of inconsistency am I facing here? How can I resolve the conflict?

Most likely an inode collision, 2 FIDs hash onto the same inode. When you
try to access the file, the kernel module should log some error about

    coda_cnode_make on initialized inode <xxx>, old <fid1> new <fid2>

We currently return ENOENT when that happens, I have been working on some
big changes that take the knowledge about fids out of the kernel, to avoid
this and some other problems during reintegration.

It is difficult to fix this. Normally I try to find which file/directory the
`old' fid represents, copy it to a new name, remove the old one and move the
copy back. This results in a new fid, and inode, for the old file and the
other one then becomes visible/accessible again.

Received on 1999-07-12 08:33:10