Coda File System

Re: Patches for Coda server for Darwin

From: Thomas Vincent <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 15:17:18 -0700
I tested Coda under Linux. Coda doesn't scale, and its write performance 
just lagged.  This file system is definitly not ready for prime-time, 
and probably never will be.  Though I suppose it is nice, just to have 
it around.
The one big feature Coda has that makes it interesting is disconnected 
operation. CITI is supposed to work on this for OpenAFS after they are 
done with the OpenBSD port.

Thomas Vincent
Apple IS&T

On Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 11:59  PM, Timothy J. Wood wrote:

>   I've got the Coda server and support stuff building under Mac OS X 
> 10.0 (and thus it should work on Darwin too).  The basic changes for 
> the patches are:
> - Added Mach VM support for testing if blobs of memory are accessible
> - Avoid using 'common' symbols -- declare stuff extern instead.  Mac OS 
> X doesn't allow common symbols in shared libraries.
> - Small other tidbits
> - Since coda/configs includes config.guess and config.sub and they are 
> out of date, I copied the versions from /usr/libexec on Darwin.  You 
> might just want to update these from the latest version of autoconf.
>   If any more explanation is needed for these patches, please let me 
> know and I'll let you know what I was thinking :)
>   The diffs are at and 
> the script that I used to build stuff is at 
Received on 2001-04-08 18:18:52