Coda File System

New release?

From: Olin Shivers <>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:15:44 -0400
    Re: reintegration problems
    From: Jan Harkes <>
    Date: 2004-04-19 13:58:31

    Just over the past 2 weeks I found a bunch of reintegration/repair related
    problems. It looks like they have been lurking for about half a year (or
    more) and started with a local variable in a loop that obscured an
    identically named one at the scope of a function, and a missed pointer
    dereference when moving the conflicting CML entries to a special 'local
    repair volume'.


    With the existing 6.0.5 code this probably can't be fixed. It does recover
    a bit when restarted, but not enough to reliably repair the conflict. If
    you would have cared about the local data, a snapshot that contains any
    new files should be in /usr/coda/spool/<userid>/<volume>.tar (actually, it
    is probably in /var/lib/coda/spool on Debian).

    I was hoping to find at least one more (very slow) memory leak in the
    servers before making a new release, but if I haven't found that by
    wednesday I'll probably start building whatever is currently in CVS as a
    new release.

Did this new release in fact happen? I haven't seen any announcements on the
various mailing lists.
Received on 2004-04-30 11:12:03