Coda File System

Re: Further adventures in NetBSD kernel coda support

From: Matt Piechota <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 11:15:25 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Tim Robbins wrote:

> I think it's unlikely that removing Coda support from the FreeBSD base
> system would improve anything -- without meaning to offend, I don't think
> the Coda developers would be able to maintain the kernel code, given that
> even the userland parts (venus etc.) do not compile "out of the box" on any
> recent FreeBSD release (4.7, 4.8, 5.0). Otherwise it would be good: less
> code for FreeBSD developers to maintain, easier for Coda developers to
> update/keep in sync with other platforms.

I haven't really been following this thread, but coda is in the ports
directory, and seems to be actively updated (the last patch is from Mar
31).  The patches seem pretty trivial:

FreeBSD has been on a kick of taking stuff out of the Base distribution
proper anyways.  For example, in FreeBSD 5.0, Perl is no longer "in" the
base distribution, but is automatically added as a package at install
time.  I suppose it's splitting hairs, really.

Matt Piechota
Received on 2003-04-02 11:17:18