Coda File System

Re: Coda totally breaks the file system

From: Gregory Maxwell <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 13:49:55 -0500
On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 10:00:32AM -0500, Ha Duong Minh wrote:
> I agree this may not be many links, but let me explain two problems:
> 1/ No documentation of how to integrate Coda in an infrastructure.
> In my case, and I suspect it's representative, I am discussing wether we
> shall use Coda in our research lab with a fellow PhD student that is highly
> computer litterate, but does not has an experience in network
> administration. We can't find real-world examples showing how it is
> actually used in practice. And we don't feel like reinventing the wheel.

It's very similar to AFS + some extra features. Administratively you can act
in much the same way.
> 2/ Psychology:
> Giving away a large chunk of hard disk space is not something I do
> everyday. Mounting anything new under / is something I have _never_ done.
> Moreover, I can't see any rational reason why coda does not mounts by
> default as  /mnt/coda. You know people tend to fear what they do not
> understand.

Hard disk space is practically free in most of the world. Cope.
Your looking at giving away a gig or so, perhaps, of space. Many systems
have swap files this large.

AFS is also mounted under /. 
> Now adding 1+2 together, my friend's judgment was "it totally breaks the
> file system" and I could not have a valid answer.

To each his own.
Received on 2001-02-15 13:50:21