Coda File System

Re: cfs mkmount confusion...

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 15:43:25 -0400
On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 03:36:39PM -0400, wrote:
> After setting up the scm and non-scm, servers and VSGDB, creating the root 
> volume (aida), running venus and then clog, i am still unable to get around 
> the following problem:
> daemon2# ls /coda
> daemon2# cfs mkmount /coda/data aida
> 12:25:47 TryToCover(#aida): recursive mount!
> daemon2# ls -l /coda/data
> 12:28:41 TryToCover(#aida): recursive mount!
> 12:28:41 TryToCover(#aida): recursive mount!
> lrw-r--r--  1 tim  nobody  6 Jul  4 12:25 /coda/data -> #aida

So your 'rootvolume' is aida i.e. that is the volume already mounted at
/coda, and you are trying to mount it again within /coda.

If this where to succeed you would end up with the logical equivalent of
a 'hardlinked directory' where /coda/aida == /coda, and there would be
an infinite path,


Just do 'cfs listvolume /coda' and you'll see that #aida is already

Received on 2003-07-05 15:45:06