Coda File System

Re: Coda 6 Update report

From: Ivan Popov <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 11:17:16 +0200 (MET DST)
On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Jan Harkes wrote:

> > Having come back from a long vacation.
> I hope you had a nice time. It sure sounds like you got some rest ;)

Yes really I did :)

> Currently all clients use
> 'GetRootVolume' to figure out the root of the realm.

> But this could have been used as an intermediate migration step. If 6.0
> clients would have used the '/' volume lookup, or a new GetRealmRoot RPC
> call

Oh yes a clever idea.

> This way both 5.3 and 6.0 clients can see and use the new 'global naming
> scheme'. It still requires a migration of all precompiled binaries on
> the system, but at least it doesn't force an upgrade of all existing
> clients.

It would be a good thing (tm) for people who cannot upgrade clients for
some reasons, like "no kernel recompile" policies.

See you,
Received on 2003-08-11 05:20:51