Coda File System

Re: coda_psdev_write: downcall, no SB

From: Matt Peterson <>
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 13:14:06 -0700
Jan Harkes wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 11:04:00AM -0700, Matt Peterson wrote:
> > I often get a "coda_psdev_write: downcall, no SB!" error message from
> > venus.  What does this mean?  Sorry if this has already been answered on
> > the list.
> That message is not from venus, but from the kernel. It merely indicates
> that some threads in the the userspace cachemanager are already taking
> to the kernel before the mount of /coda has succeeded. The messages that
> are being sent down are request from venus to purge stale information
> from the kernel.

Can I take this to mean that these are friendly messages not warnings or
errors and can be disregarded or do I need to make some adjustments in
the way that I have installed / started venus on my system?  I am just
always a little worried about messages containing an exclaimation ('!')
that surface from kernel-space.

Received on 2000-12-05 15:16:25