Coda File System

Re: Coda git repository available

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Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:12:32 +0200
On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 05:47:33PM +0200, wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:57:21AM -0400, Jan Harkes wrote:
> > several years ago you had me chasing down a server 'deadlock' issue
> > related to callbacks, which I was unable to reproduce and I spend about
> > a week on this going back and forth with new patches trying to turn
> > readlocks into writelocks in the hope it would avoid some possible lock
> > ordering issue, adding global timeouts to the callback break multirpc
> > calls and other workarounds....
> > 
> > You were running your servers with clients that were doing ******
> > synchronous DNS lookups?
> No.
> (we switched to the DNS-based server lookups in 2014)

The troubleshooting of server meltdowns which you refer to happened with
Coda ~6.9.4, in the years 2008-2009.

The problem remained unsolved but it gradually ceased, I guess due to us
phasing out old installations, both the old Coda clients and OS releases,
some kernel networking misbehaviour might have been the culprit or
possibly a trigger.

Hope this makes you feel better,
there is no need to suspect us for wrongdoing.

Received on 2016-04-21 12:13:04