Coda File System

Re: Server doesn't starts with 'rvm_init failed RVM_EIO'

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 23:51:07 -0500
On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 12:03:46AM +0200, Denis Chapligin wrote:
> tau:~# rvmutl /vice/LOG
> * status
>   space used by records:    772
>   space	available:  	    20970748
>   status area size:  	    1536
>   total log size:	    20973056
>   first record number:      541352
>   last record number:  	    541352

There are only 772 bytes in the log, it looks like the server just
performed a truncation, which means that pretty much everything already
got committed to the data segment. It then tried to log one more
operation but somehow died (power failure?) before it had a chance to
complete the operation. Not entirely sure why RVM is unable to
recover by rolling back this failed operation, I'm pretty sure the
default behaviour is to only try to apply complete records and
abort/ignore any partially logged operation because it's consistency is

You can make a copy of the current RVM log and data files if you want,
then reinitialize the log as follows,

    * i /vice/LOG 20M
    * q

This will reinitialize just the log and leave the data alone. If the
server is then restarted it won't have anything to recover and use
whatever was previously committed to RVM data.

Received on 2006-03-11 23:54:36