Coda File System

Coda on AMD64 (Linux) and Windows2000/Xp

From: Oliver Eichler <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 09:19:30 +0100

I try to find a replacement for NFS on our network, thus evaluating Coda. I 
have problems compiling coda on a AMD64 Linux (SuSE 9.2) system. compiling 
lwp will give me

gcc -g -O2 -o .libs/cswitch cswitch.o  ./.libs/ -Wl,--rpath 
./.libs/ undefined reference to `returnto'
./.libs/ undefined reference to `savecontext'

I searched the mail archive for AMD64 and noticed that Coda has some problems 
getting ported to 64bit systems (January 2004). Is this still an issue?

As we do have a mixed network with Windows and Linux clients I need a Windows 
2000/Xp client. The news says something about comming soon (October 2004). 
What is 'soon' :)

Googeling the Net I found quite a bit about Coda. As you never know how old 
this information is I would like to clarify some things:

* Encryption and Passwords: Coda does not encrypt data. Password encryption is 
weak. Is this right?

* Making backups (cloning) is easy as there are scripts. Restoring a backup is 
bad documented and far from trivial. Still true?

* What happens if the database gets corrupted? Are there any redundancy 
concepts? Does the server check database integrity cyclic and does it send 

Thanks for help


Ingenieure Kellermann, Voigt, Hoepfl, Eichler und Weidner, Partnerschaft 

DSP Solutions                       
Received on 2005-01-18 03:22:56