Coda File System

Re: Migration procedure

From: Jerry Amundson <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:33:04 -0600
On Tue November 16 2004 8:57 pm, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Jerry" == Jerry Amundson <> writes:
>     Jerry> I have several GB of maildirs in a compressed tar
>     Jerry> file. When I try to untar (to venus on the SCM), it gets a
>     Jerry> ways before giving me "File too large" errors. But the SCM
>     Jerry> has plenty of space.
> "File too large" presumably means *file* too large.  Is there a chance
> that you've got a file (maybe a backup tar or something) > 100MB in
> there?  You aren't trying to copy the tarfile itself to Coda, are you?
> The other likely candidate, since these are maildirs, and you get
> "quite a ways" but don't seem to have an intuition as to why it broke
> just *there*, is that you have a *directory* that is too large.  Since
> this limit is given in bytes (256K, IIRC), not dentries, I suppose
> that a somewhat imprecise "file too large" error might be issued when
> you run out of space for more entries in a directory.
>     Jerry> Can I bypass venus, or manipulate cache size somehow?
> No, you can't bypass venus.  There are no directories you can access
> without venus, it all lives in RVM, which is a BLOB.
> If it's a directory, fire up your editor of choice and start hacking
> Coda source.  Horrible, I know, but there you are; it's an unfortunate
> (in hindsight) design choice made many years ago.  Jan et al. have
> other priorities at the moment, although I'm pretty sure Jan has said
> that this restriction is on his "must go away someday" list.

[root_at_monamie root]# find /vicepa/0 | wc -l

That looks like it. Well, I can't imagine it's a simple fix, else it would 
have been done by now...

But if someone points me in the vicinity, I can take a peek at it...

Received on 2004-11-17 02:34:24