Coda File System

coda on NetBSD/sparc64? (32-bit mode?)

From: Greg Troxel <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 10:16:21 -0500
I may well be the pioneer here, but:

Has anyone gotten coda (venus) to work on NetBSD/sparc64 (runs on
ultrasparcs), or Solaris/sparc64?

NetBSD/sparc64 can run in several modes:

  64-bit kernel with 64-bit user binaries
  64-bit kernel with 64-bit user binaries and 32-bit user binaries
  32-bit kernel with 32-bit user binaries

Analyzing the cases:


It seems that coda/coda-src/venus etc. is simply not yet 64-bit clean,
so just building/running it is right out.


The kernel code is likely 64-bit ok, or can be made so without too
much work.

The userland venus should be fine.  It's not clear how to cross-build,
but I could certainly build on NetBSD/sparc and move binaries over.


This should Just Work.
But on such a system one cannot run 64-bit binaries.  So this is
basically running the whole ultrasparc system in 32-bit mode.
Nevertheless, this may be a sensible plan.

Thoughts?  Experiences?
Received on 2004-02-12 10:23:27