Coda File System

Re: assert message

From: Dan Gohman <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 16:48:58 -0500
On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 03:26:41PM -0400, Jan Harkes wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 02:10:54PM -0500, Dan Gohman wrote:
> > venus was still running. Looking at the source, pdbtool
> > wants to remove the group from the owner's list, but this
> > is not possible as the owner no longer exists.
> Ouch, if the owner is removed, who should become the owner the groups?
> Or should the removal of a group-owner be denied until he has no groups
> left. But there also is no way of changing the group owner to someone
> else.

I've written up code to change the owner of a group from pdbtool. With
it, I was able to take the change the group's owner and then remove the
group. Attatched is the patch (apply from within the coda-src dir). It
modifies only the pdbtool program, and I'm not yet familiar enough with
Coda to know if anything else would need to be changed to accept changing
group owners.


Dan Gohman

Received on 2000-10-09 17:51:14