Coda File System

No partitions found for server...

From: Bartosz Stepien <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 22:27:31 -0500

I have a problem with replication setup; cannot create volume that is to
be replicated, createvol_rep ... ends claiming I ad no partitions on
second fileserwer. Let me introduce my system (my first coda
installation, in fact):

- two machines: kinga.wew (SCM) and hg.wew. Domain .wew is present in our
  DNS, mapped to private IPs. Network works OK.

- coda 6.0.2 on Linux (Mandrake 9.2 on kinga, SuSE 7.3 on hg; vanilla
  kernels respectively 2.4.22 and 2.4.18, coda module downloaded from
  coda site)

- both machines configured using vice-setup, pretty standard way, I
  think... Kinga was completely configured before hg came into place,
  then at first I tried connecting from hg as client. Worked smoothly.
  Then I wiped out 'client' config on hg and started to make it second

- whenever I try to create a replicated volume (using Coda howto or
  manual (I know, outdeted) and instructions printed by vice-setup),
  createvol_rep ends with "Found no partitions for server hg.wew.". No
  RPC errors, no other errors, no nothing. Nothing interesting in logs
  (rpclog empty, others -- no errors, on both sides). Adding vols to
  kinga alone works well, but I need them replicated. Data from /vice
  does travel from kinga to hg.

I have no idea which details to include... this 'no partitions' error
seems the only bad sign. I'm not sure about VSGDB format: there should
be one id for kinga, second for hg, third different for group, shouldn't
it? I have also tried adding root vol. having hg configured and running,
didn't help. Output from strace -f createvol_rep doesn't show anythhing
strange (or, at least, I'm not able to notice it at about 4am). I tried
to manually add hg's partitions to vicetab on kinga, still doesn't work.

Simply ran out of ideas. Anybody has some spare ones?

Always look on the bright side of life
Received on 2003-11-04 09:38:27