Coda File System

Re: coda looses group ownership

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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:48:47 +0100
On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 11:29:34PM +0100, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > unix mode bits and the corresponding "owner" and "group" are 
> > meaningless on Coda.
> Thats very bad, since evrything on my system depends on it.
> I'm using coda just as an caching nfs replacement. I don't

That's a pity.

Coda is fundamentally different from nfs and even if we hope
that it can be called "a better file system", it is in no way
"a better nfs-like file system", not even a "posix file system" at all.

The reason is that Posix does not provide any foundation for globality.

> want te whole acl stuff. In my situation this is just useless
> overhead.

Possibly Coda is not a right solution for you.
Its administration assumes very different design and approaches than nfs does.
A migration of a strongly nfs-bound installation to Coda may even necessitate
a major redesign.

Received on 2007-02-27 02:50:39