Coda File System

Re: Disconnected startup (kind of still is Re: Hoarding files with spaces in the name)

From: Jason A. Pattie <>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 09:50:39 -0600
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Jason A. Pattie wrote:
| To be honest, I just got around to testing out hoarding and how it would
| work when starting up disconnected.  I got the broken link to the realm
| in the /coda directory as I had read about previously, so I went to
| download the latest version of coda-client from CVS.  As I went to build
| it using dpkg-buildpackage under Debian, it wouldn't build, telling me
| that dpkg-buildpackage: line 175: debian/rules: permission denied or
| something like that.  I was able to properly build the amanda packages,
| so I looked at the two debian directories under both projects working
| directories.  The debian/rules file in coda is not executable coming out
| of CVS.  The moment I changed it to be executable, dpkg-buildpackage
| worked fine.

The main reason I rebuilt coda-client packages from CVS was to test out
whether disconnected startup/reintegration would work properly.  I'm
still getting about a 30 - 50% failure rate.  What I mean by failure is
the fact that the reintegration fails and venus crashes, waiting forever
for me to debug it.  In a previous thread, someone said something about
data being looked up in RVM that wasn't supposed to be, but that was
supposedly fixed by the latest CVS.  So, I upgraded coda-client.  Do I
need to upgrade the server as well?

Also, whenever it crashes, it seems that the only way to get up and
working again is to initiate venus with the -init argument to clear the
cache.  Then, a little over every other time, it works when starting up
disconnected.  The other times, I have to reinitialize.  I guess it
doesn't help, too, that my laptop ran out of space.  I deleted some of
the .tar[.old] files in /var/lib/coda/spool/<uid> to clear up some
space.  I guess this could potentially be cause for data loss? (i.e.,
parts of KDE got messed up, my background changed back to the default,
the fonts changed, etc.)

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Jason A. Pattie
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