Coda File System

Re: Coda-client-setup 0.5 released

From: Greg Troxel <>
Date: 08 Mar 2005 13:10:47 -0500
Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <> writes:

> I have, until recently, been using Coda on a server to hold my $HOME
> for my laptop.  It behaved just great for between one and two years
> (Greg, you may remember helping me figure out some routing problems I
> had switching between wired and wireless networks), except for hangs
> in a very specific situation: if I let my tokens time out, while the
> laptop was connected to a network, any attempt to access the file
> system would fail, and the only possible fix was to very quickly use
> an already open terminal window to re-authenticate.

Odd, I have never seen this.

> Even then, the
> whole system might hang shortly thereafter -- and if I wasn't quick
> enough to re-authenticate, but kept trying to access files, it would
> most certainly hang.  Hard reset only option.

I am suspicious of how venus handles revoking objects in the cache
that are still open in the kernel.  I don't have $HOME in coda, just
bits that I symlink in, so I am much less likely to have files open
all the time.

        Greg Troxel <>
Received on 2005-03-08 13:13:53