Coda File System

Re: AXP and Venus?

From: Shafeeq Sinnamohideen <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 16:42:15 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 27 Jan 2000, Tom Tarka wrote:

> Uriah Queen wrote:
> > Just started to play with coda and got it working with no problem on my
> > x86 linux box.  tried to get it to work on the Alpha sitting here and apon
> > loading venus I get a couple of unaligned traps (4 to be exact) and a
> > stall at "loading recoverable store".   Unfortunutaly I dont know if that
> > would be an error in lwp or not....  Any pointers befor I start ripping
> > into to this would be thankful.
> Actually, I got these errors on starting rpc2portmap and IIRC, occaisionally
> updatesrv, etc. (depending on the build) when starting the server for the
> first time.
> Any pointers are appreciated.

There are many places in the RPC2 library (and who knows where else) where
code assumes that the size of pointers, ints, and longs is the same. As
this is not the case on AXP, strange things will happen. I started on
cleaning up some of these a while ago, but went onto other things before
finishing. We will have to fix all of this eventually though. Feel free to
take a look at what's going wrong if you want to, though. 

Received on 2000-01-27 16:43:18