Coda File System

Re: Warning if clockskew is detected

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 11:41:30 -0400
On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 02:40:30PM +0200, Steffen Neumann wrote:
> I just solved a problem when a Laptop's venus 
> wouldn't come up if the BIOS contained wrong time.
> This can be detected when venus starts up, 
> and discovers that LOG has a modification time 
> in the future, which so far results in a LOG recover failed.

Ouch, yeah that is a nasty one. All RVM log records are timestamped. I'm
not entirely sure why, as they could just as well use an ever increasing
number, i.e. using logical time instead of physical time.

> A verbose Warning in that case would be great,
> as new users have a hard time thinking of this 
> as a cause of the problem...

I'll brave a look in the RVM code.

Received on 2001-08-21 11:41:33