Coda File System

Re: venus problem

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 12:25:43 -0400
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 11:41:40AM -0500, Jerry Jaskierny wrote:
> i ran venus-setup and is configured correctly.  when i tried to fire up venus,
> this was my output...(actually, this is the output from when i rebooted
> earlier)
> Starting venus: done.
> Coda Venus, version 5.3.8
> coda_psdev_write: downcall, no SB!
> Date: Tue 07/25/2000
> 10:51:25 /var/lib/coda/LOG setup for size 0x47f63
> 10:51:25 /var/lib/coda/DATA initialized at size 0x11fd8c
> 10:51:25 brain-wiping recoverable store
> 10:51:33 fatal error -- CommInit: no bootstrap server
> 10:51:33 Fatal Signal (11); pid 423 becoming a zombie...
> 10:51:33 You may use gdb to attach to 423
> i checked my log and ran venus again to carefully look at the output.  it seems
> that not having an "SB" is my main problem.  can somebody tell me what it is
> and where i can get one of these magical "SB"s?  thanks.  jer

That is the superblock, i.e. /coda isn't mounted yet, but venus is
already sending downcalls. This is harmless.

The problem is that none of the `rootservers' can be resolved to an
ip-address using gethostbyname, which is at the moment pretty fatal
because venus then doesn't know where to get volume location information
from, even when the network comes back.

If you like starting venus without a network, like I do, just add the
ip-addresses/hostnames of your `rootservers' to /etc/hosts so that those
name lookups succeed even when disconnected.

Received on 2000-07-25 12:27:51