Coda File System

Coda/Venus cache size?

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Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 16:17:02 -0000

I just installed Coda a few days ago and I am very
satisfied with it so far, but I can't understand a few

When you are running something like a webserver on a coda 
client, the local cache should obviously be as big as possible.
As disk space is cheap now, a few GB might be a good size.
But the Coda HowTo says "Do not go above 200Meg." Why?

The other thing: I can easily copy files sized 64 MB from
and to a replicated volume that resides on a seperate disk.
I use a 100 MB Venus cache. When I try to copy a 128 MB
file to and form Coda, I get the following error messages.
Can anybody explain to me why this happens?

# time dd if=/dev/zero of=/coda/repl/big bs=16k count=8192
8192+0 records in
8192+0 records out
16:03:11 Cache Overflow: (4150, -31074)
0.05user 1.88system 0:40.97elapsed 4%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0inputs+0outputs (115major+16minor)pagefaults 0swaps
16:03:46 Cache Overflow: (4150, -31074)
16:04:16 Cache Overflow: (4150, -31074)
16:04:54 Cache Overflow: (4150, -31074)

# time dd if=/coda/repl/big of=/dev/null bs=16k
dd: /coda/repl/big: No space left on device
Command exited with non-zero status 1
0.02user 0.00system 0:00.05elapsed 38%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata
0inputs+0outputs (115major+15minor)pagefaults 0swaps

Received on 2000-02-29 11:30:45