Coda File System

Re: /coda has realm as symlink

From: Jerry Amundson <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 23:35:07 -0500
On Mon October 17 2005 10:52, Jan Harkes wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2005 at 11:55:54PM -0500, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> > RFE : Syntax check at creation that volume names start with "/" (if
> > indeed, it is required...).
> Volume names don't have to start with '/', in fact none of the volumes
> here at CMU have a / anywhere in their names. The names I use look like,
>     vmm:u.jaharkes or vm:u.jaharkes.test
> i.e. vmm:     -> stored triply replicated on 'verdi, mozart, marais'.
>      vm:      -> stored doubly replicated on 'vivaldi, mahler'.
>      u.       -> located in /usr/ (similarily p. is the project subtree)
>      jaharkes -> obviously my user name
>      .test    -> personal test volume stored at /usr/jaharkes/test.
> > On Sat October 15 2005 21:16, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> > Better now...
> > took server names out of "localhost" line in /etc/hosts - previously I
> > just added ipaddress setting in server.conf but this prevents vice-setup
> > from
> That was your problem. The name of the local server resolved to
> This is not a globally accessible name, so when some client
> was asking where a volume was located, the server would respond, you can
> find the volume at and Which would only work for
> clients on the same machine, and other clients wouldn't be able to talk
> to both replicas. When a client only talks to one replica, things seem
> to work for a while, until the resolution log fills up and everything
> dies. By ignoring/flagging as an illegal address we catch
> these problems much earlier.

Well then, I again have some kind of name resolution glitch. I brought 
everything up with the "correct" /etc/hosts in place, and I still get only a 
symlink in /coda - /usr/coda/etc/console gives this again... 
23:27:51 /coda now mounted.
***LWP (0x9d61e00): Select returns error: 4

Yep, should have left the setup in place I had working! I need to sleep on 
Received on 2005-10-18 00:40:44