Coda File System

Version Skew with kernel

From: Reiner Dassing <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 15:00:42 +0200

by testing out coda for a production system to overcome the
problems of NFS for our applications I run into the alredy
known problem if version skewness.

Maybe there is somebody to point me into the right direction?!

After reading the manuals and digging through the mailing lists
I still stuck with the already mentioned venus error
"WorkerInit: Version Skew with kernel! Get a newer kernel!"
during startup of venus:

I have
Linux kernel 2.6.16

installed on a fresh Dell Server 1850.

The coda server is running
cmon on the server is working (not localhost!)

I have installed coda client on the same machine,
(may be that is not allowed?) and by starting venus I get:

Date: Fri 05/26/2006

11:47:29 Coda Venus, version 6.0.14
11:47:29 /usr/coda/LOG size is 563659 bytes
11:47:29 /usr/coda/DATA size is 2254636 bytes
11:47:29 Initializing RVM data...
11:47:29 ...done
11:47:29 Loading RVM data
11:47:29 Starting RealmDB scan
11:47:29 	Found 1 realms
11:47:29 starting VDB scan
11:47:29 	0 volume replicas
11:47:29 	0 replicated volumes
11:47:29 	0 CML entries allocated
11:47:29 	0 CML entries on free-list
11:47:29 starting FSDB scan (833, 20000) (25, 75, 4)
11:47:29 	0 cache files in table (0 blocks)
11:47:29 	833 cache files on free-list
11:47:29 starting HDB scan
11:47:29 	0 hdb entries in table
11:47:29 	0 hdb entries on free-list
11:47:29 WorkerInit: Version Skew with kernel! Get a newer kernel!
11:47:29 WorkerInit: Kernel version is 2

Special file is created:
# ls -l /dev/cf*
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 67, 0 May 26 08:39 /dev/cfs0

What else can be done?
Use the kernel modules of coda site?

Any help would be appreciated.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen / With best regards
    Reiner Dassing
Received on 2006-05-26 10:21:02