Coda File System

Re: File appeasr different between connected clients

From: Steffen Neumann <sneumann_at_TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
Date: 19 Nov 2001 11:33:40 +0100
Jan Harkes <> writes:

> On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 11:11:54AM +0100, Steffen Neumann wrote:

> Try to do a 'cfs er /coda/homes/floemker/usr_rhea.txt' on laptop2, this
> triggers an downcall to flush cached information from the kernel. Then
> check if the file shows up.
Tried on both laptops, no result

> Second try is to disconnect laptop 2, run 'cfs cs', reconnect and run
> 'cfs cs' again, this should trigger the client to revalidate the
> up-to-date status of all objects in the cache.
Tried on both laptops, no result

> If that fails, try to do 'cfs fl /coda/homes/floemker' on laptop2, this
> tries to flush all objects from the venus cache that are located in that
> subtree. Perhaps we got the wrong data with the 'right' version vector.

Tried on both laptops, both giving:

  root_at_Rhea:/homes/floemker > /usr/local/bin/cfs fl /coda/homes/floemker
          DANGER:   these files will be lost, if disconnected
          Do you really want to do this? [n] y
          Fools rush in where angels fear to tread ........
  Can't flush active file

> And let me know which of the three (if any) solves the problem, as this
> would narrow the search for the possible cause.
What "worked" finally was:

Reboot Laptop1, and after venus restart 
the file was length 0 also on laptop1, 
i.e. it had vanished altogether :-(

Never mind, it was not important in first place,
and even if, we'd had enough time to make a copy ;-)

Hope the problem get sorted before it bites someone badly.


Received on 2001-11-19 05:34:13