Coda File System

Re: Version Skew with kernel

From: Patrick Walsh <>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 11:47:17 -0600
	Although I though I checked for this, I think modprobe was loading the
wrong coda.o module and grabbing the unsupported redhat version instead
of my custom version.  I'm testing things and working on the details...

On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 11:08 -0600, Patrick Walsh wrote:
> 	I just attempted an upgrade from coda client 6.0.11 to 6.0.12.  This is
> with the coda kernel module 6.1 as 6.2 may be broken.  Unfortunately,
> venus fails on startup with this message:
> 10:46:31 WorkerInit: Version Skew with kernel! Get a newer kernel!
> 10:46:31 WorkerInit: Kernel version is 2
> 	We are using a Redhat enterprise kernel, 2.4.21.  We didn't have this
> issue in 6.0.11, but in case nothing changed in coda, we did just
> upgrade our kernel to the latest set of patches, which were minor bug
> fixes and security updates.  From 2.4.21 to 2.4.21.
> 	The check appears to be in in the WorkerInit() function.  It
> wants kernel_version == 3, but apparently my kernel_version is 2.  
> 	coda.o loads smoothly.
> 	It looks like this check hasn't changed from 6.0.11, but I'm not sure
> exactly how kernel_version is determined or where that number comes
> from.  If it comes from coda.o, I'm a bit confused.  I rebuild it from
> the 6.1 sources because I'm forced to rebuild it with each kernel
> upgrade.  
> 	I'm going to attempt to move back to 6.0.11 to see if the problem goes
> away.  I'd appreciate any pointers though as to what may have changed in
> 6.0.12 that could possibly have caused this to happen or if you think it
> may be the kernel update that's causing the problem.
> Thanks,
Patrick Walsh
eSoft Incorporated
303.444.1600 x3350

Received on 2005-10-04 13:49:27