Coda File System

Re: Whinge from lurker

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:02:12 -0500
On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 02:31:16PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I spend most of my time on my laptop, linked by WiFi to my desktop
> which in turn is linked by ADSL to the world. But when I go into
> college I ssh over WiFi into the college system.

Sounds similar to my setup, except that I don't use ADSL, but a 56K
dialup. And I also have a desktop on 100Base-T in the mix. ADSL because
of it's asyncronous nature has the ability to really mess up the RPC2
timeout calculations. If you fetch a lot of data over the fast downlink,
it has a tendency of timing out writing data back through the slow

> But as I said, I read so much about problems with coda
> I've been quite put off trying it.
> Is this a foolish or cowardly reaction?

Trying it out never hurts. We try to avoid anything that could lead to
(silent) loss of files, although there are ofcourse possible situations
for data loss. In general, the Coda client keeps backups of locally
modified files around and as long as you regularily backup the volumes
on the server most data should be at least recoverable.

Received on 2002-11-14 16:03:18