Coda File System

Re: Aaargh.

From: Quinn Weaver <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 16:08:14 -0800 (PST)
On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Jan Harkes wrote:

> > 15:08:54 VGetPartition Couldn't find partition /vicepa/
> > 15:08:54 VCreateVolume: Cannot find partition /vicepa/. Bailing out.
> Ah now I see the problem, it is probably the trailing slash on the
> createvol_rep .... /vicepa/ that kills it. It can't figure out where to
> put the volume.

You're right.  This command works, creating the volume:

createvol_rep coda_root E0000100 /vicepa

The volume is assigned ID 0x7000007.

> Let's try to get rid of the volume on the server first:
>     volutil purge 0x7F000006 coda_root
>     > /vice/vol/VRList		# clean out the VRList

No luck.  I get the same RPC2 problem:

root_at_boc:/vice/vol# volutil purge 0x7F000007 coda_root
V_BindToServer: binding to host
VolPurge failed with Unknown RPC2 return code 103

So it _still_ doesn't see the volume(?!)

Now I'm concerned that my files in /vice/vol may be in an inconsistent
state--but maybe they're not.  ALlVolumes looks like this:

# [Last line of unsorted volume list]
coda_root.0 1000001 /vicepa 2 0 0 W 950139814 950139814 0

BigVolumeList looks like this:

P/vicepa T7ceb87 F7cdb46
Wcoda_root.0 I1000001 H1 P/vicepa m0 M0 U2 W1000001 C38a1fba6 D38a1fba6 B0 A0

I don't understand the formats of these or other files, so I'm at a bit
of a loss.

Shall we persevere in this way, or should I just re-install Coda "the
right way" and hope everything works?  I'd like to fix this problem,
as it might contribute some new knowledge to the list, but I don't
know how well we can do it through the narrow pipe of e-mail. :(

Many thanks for your insights and suggestions so far.  I still believe in
Coda and want to deploy it successfully.

> Then re-create the root volume:
>     createvol_rep coda_root E0000100 /vicepa
> Jan

Quinn Weaver  Software Engineer  ,      Vovida Networks
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Received on 2000-02-09 19:07:50