Coda File System

Re: Crashed server fails to restart

From: Martin van Es <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:28:07 +0200
On Friday 14 September 2007 15:15:43 wrote:

> You may try rvmutl (
> See also norton-reinit, an example of its usage is in

Again, thx a lot for the time and suggestions! Will archive them all!

rvmutl shone a light on the cause of my problems: the partition on which the 
data and log files reside was for some unexplained reason mounted ro.

I have allways found the output of mount command confusing, because it shows 
the initial mount options, not the current (that's why I was convinced it was 
mounted rw, untill I tried 'touch test' in the data/log directory, which 

remounted the disk and codaserver now happily starts and runs along nicely.

My sincere apologies for the mailinglist contamination with my rambling!

As a payback attempt, this is my server login script that makes use of Xdialog 
and checks the existance of gcodacon before launching another. Makes desktop 
integration nearly seemless...



Xdialog --stdout --password --inputbox "Coda password for $USER@$SERVER" 0 0 \
        | clog $USER@$SERVER

# show tokens received
Xdialog --msgbox "`ctokens @$SERVER`" 0 0

# find gcodacon's PID
PID=`ps -o pid,cmd -C python | grep gcodacon | awk '{print $1}'`

# if no PID found, start gcodacon
if [ "$PID" == "" ]; then
        gcodacon &

Received on 2007-09-14 10:30:22