Coda File System

problems with coda and 2.4 linux kernels

From: Joseph Cheek <>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 17:26:36 -0800

we are attempting to create a venus-like file cache manager for coda,
based on podfuk
[] and can't
get it to work on linux kernel version 2.4.0-test10.  the same code
works fine on linux kernel 2.2.15.  the error received is that the cache
manager can't open /dev/cfs0.  here is a brief outline of how our
solution works:

- we create /dev/cfs0 [mknod /dev/cfs0 c 67 5], chmod a+rw
- add "alias char-major-67 coda" to /etc/modules.conf, depmod -a
- modprobe coda [built as a module on both kernels]
- open("/dev/cfs0", O_RDWR);

the error message returned is:

no such device.

any thoughts?



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Received on 2000-11-28 20:28:53