Coda File System

Re: uuuh got server working ??

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 11:01:33 -0500
On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 09:15:50PM +0530, Madhav wrote:
> Hi,
> > What is the response of the 'hostname' and 'domainname' commands.
> [root_at_server1]# hostname 
> server1
> [root_at_server1]# domainname
> [root_at_server1]# 
> anyway i am no longer getting that error.
> This what i am getting now.
> "GetRootVolume : can't get root volume name"

That could me many things:

 - Venus is asking the wrong machine for the rootvolume.
    check /usr/coda/etc/vstab and /etc/coda/venus.conf on the client.

All other problems should be server related.
 - The VRDB file on the server is bad.
    check if /vice/vol/VRList follows the correct format (something like
    <repvol> <numvol> <vol1> <vol2> ... <vol8> <vsgdb servergroup number>
    the thing that is most often wrong is that there are fewer than 8

 - The VLDB is not up-to-date.

 - The /vice/db/VSGDB file doesn't have an servergroup entry for the
   server(s) with the rootvolume.

and there is probably more that could be wrong. Grab rpc2tcpdump from and run:

tpcdump -T rpc2 port codasrv, which might give some indication of who
the client is talking to and what the replies are.

Received on 2000-03-16 11:02:55