Coda File System

Re: Conflict between Venus and coda.o in RH62?

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 15:54:23 -0400
On Wed, Apr 19, 2000 at 12:50:21PM -0500, Charles Fisher wrote:
> I am setting up a coda client for the first time under Red Hat 6.2 (yes,
> I am a newbie), using the 2.2.14 kernel included in this distribution,
> and I am having problems.
> When I start Venus, I get this message:
> 11:20:20 Kernel version ioctl failed (Inappropriate ioctl for device)!
> The syslog gives me this message:
> Apr 19 11:20:18 codaclient kernel: coda_psdev_write: downcall, no SB!
> I am using the 5.3.6 version of the client (RPM binary distribution). Do
> I have to build a new kernel?

These are both harmless warnings, the first is to detect new features,
if the ioctl fails we automatically fall back to the old feature set.

The second one indicates that venus is very eager and one thread has
already started sending downcalls to the kernel before it has fully
initialized. Again, no problem.

Received on 2000-04-19 15:56:11