Coda File System

Re: CODA Sever with 42G

From: Phil Nelson <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 10:37:40 -0800 (PST)
>I just wish to know what is the optimum configuration I can have on a 42G Raid
>drive. I have 256M of RAM and a local SCSI drive of 9G and an external RAID of
>42 GBHDD. Its a PIII500MMX IBM Box. /vicepa will be on the external raid while
>the rest on the local drive.
> For a 42GHDD , I need about 1.7G of RVM according to the 4% rule and what
>about the Log size? Does my swap partition plays a part here for the RVM??
>How much space should I allocate?
>With 1.7G of RVM , do I need to run rdsinit instead of vice-setup-rvm??

I haven't heard of a server of this size yet.  Since is is not one of
the standard setups in vice-setup-rvm, you would have to init RVM yourself.
I did it for a 6G server (also not one of the standard sizes.)

A big problem you may have is the startup time with such a large RVM, IF 
you have enough VM space to map it in the first place.  This can be helped
by using a relatively new flag, "-mapprivate", for the server.  I believe
it is in coda 5.3.4, but I'm not sure.

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Received on 2000-01-18 13:39:54