Coda File System

Re: Coda release 6.0.14

From: Stephen J. Turnbull <>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 10:27:31 +0900
>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Harkes <> writes:

    Jan> Coda-6.0.14 is available for download.
    Jan> Sources, Fedora Core 2 rpms and Debian packages can be found at

Thanks!  Took a couple weeks but I got around to building/installing
on my Debian system.  Note this is not from tarballs, it's from CVS
updated to 2005-11-09.  Things seem fine so far.

codaconfedit is trashing my cacheblocks statement in venus.conf.  It
reduces them from 100000 to 10000.  This has been happening for a
couple of releases.  It's easy to work around and I thought I was
going to debug it, but it's time to admit that's not gonna happen this
time either.  Sorry!

Also, the console messages say conflicting things about this:

Starting /usr/sbin/venus...

Date: Thu 11/10/2005

19:04:59 Coda Venus, version 6.0.14
19:05:00 /mnt/old.vicepa/venus/LOG size is 2690048 bytes
19:05:00 /mnt/old.vicepa/venus/DATA size is 10754768 bytes
19:05:00 Loading RVM data
19:05:00 Last init was Fri Oct 28 13:01:09 2005
19:05:00 Last shutdown was clean
19:05:00 Ignoring requested # of cml entries (1664), using rvm value (16664)
19:05:00 Ignoring requested # of cache files (416), using rvm value (4166)
19:05:00 Ignoring requested # of hoard entries (208), using rvm value (2083)
19:05:00        (restart venus with the -init flag to reset RVM values)
19:05:00 Starting RealmDB scan
19:05:00        Found 2 realms
19:05:00 starting VDB scan
19:05:00        8 volume replicas
19:05:00        6 replicated volumes
19:05:00        0 CML entries allocated
19:05:00        32 CML entries on free-list
19:05:00 Warning: CacheBlocks changing from 100000 to 10000
19:05:00 starting FSDB scan (4166, 10000) (25, 75, 4)
19:05:06        3906 cache files in table (3551 blocks)
19:05:06        260 cache files on free-list
19:05:07 starting HDB scan
19:05:07        0 hdb entries in table
19:05:07        0 hdb entries on free-list
19:05:07 Mounting root volume...
19:05:07 Venus starting...
19:05:07 /coda now mounted.

Note that at the top it says it's using the RVM values, but after the
VDB scan it says "CacheBlocks changing".

There were a couple weirdnesses in the build.  They seem to be debian
issues, and may be local to my machine.  I used the following script to build:

cd /playpen/Projects/Coda
for i in lwp rpc2 rvm coda; do
 pushd $i
 debian/rules clean
 debian/rules binary
 dpkg -i --force-overwrite *$i*
done >World.log

and got these warnings/errors:

[ ... ]
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: could not find any packages for /usr/lib/ (
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: unable to find dependency information for shared library libncurses (soname 5, path /usr/lib/, dependency field Depends)

where the last warning was repeated about a dozen times.  I do have
libncurses5 and libncurses5-dev (version 5.5-1) installed.

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Received on 2005-11-10 20:31:56