Coda File System


From: Rune <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:19:57 +0200
Hi Greg,

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 04:08:38PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Coda has MAXNAMELEN, but that's not POSIX, which says one should use
> NAME_MAX.  This causes coda not to build on DragonFly (which uses
> pkgsrc).
> So, it seems a patch is in order to edit the uses of MAXNAMELEN to
> 1) Would anyone object to that?

I don't think so. Go ahead.

> 2) Would anyone commit it if such a patch were prepared?

Hopefully Jan will answer in a couple of days, otherwise
I will be happy to merge to _my_ git tree.

We maintain the (large) clog-related patches at Aetey so we have
a separate tree. I shall think of publishing a readonly copy.
Anyway, your patches are to show up in the updates to the server/client
installers at Aetey.

> 3) Is anyone home?  I've sent patches before that haven't been applied.

Certainly someone is there as both the mailing list and the Wiki
need continuous care - and they apparently get it (thanks Jan!)

Patch merging is subject to contention as Jan is the only one
with the authority to approve the patches - and he has too little time.

Earlier it was the research money who went into Coda development. Now
the research is in the past and the community has to take over - and/or
someone has to invest into the development.

Pity, file systems belong to the basic infrastructure, they should be
financed in a corresponding way, like road construction - important to
everyone but very expensive to build... A file system tax would be nice :)

Received on 2012-07-23 06:46:03