Coda File System

Kernel error messages

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 11:23:58 -0400
On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 04:01:42PM -0500, Corey R. Halpin wrote:
>   What do I make of these?
>   Sep 21 15:55:56 hobbes kernel: coda_pioctl: Venus returns: -107 for (0x7f000000,0x1,0x1)

Venus returns ENOTCONN, I have seen this a couple of times, but haven't
even looked at where it is coming from.

>   Sep 21 15:56:01 hobbes kernel: psdev_read: Venus read 8464 bytes of 8468 in message

This is because there is probably some skew between a structure in the
kernel and in venus. It is actually non-fatal, because venus doesn't
really need all 8468 bytes. The latest test9-pre5 contains a fix for
this, but has a nasty Oops. The patch for that is already sent off to
Linus, so test9-pre6 or test9-final should be working like a charm.

>   I'm using cvs coda, linux-2.4.0-test8 with the reiserfs 3.6.17 patch

Coda's kernel module accesses files on a very low level using
generic_file_read/write/mmap. This is definitely broken for reiserfs on
2.2 kernels, and I am unsure if it would work reliably on 2.4.

My best advise at the moment is to keep venus.cache in an ext2 formatted

Received on 2000-09-22 11:43:08