Coda File System

file creations

From: Sam Barnett-Cormack <>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 14:09:21 +0100 (BST)
We at the UK Mirror Service have been looking for a system, or looking to 
write a system, and coda has come to our attention as mostly suitable.

The additional thing we'd like to be able to do is allow new files to be 
created and have the system decide (based on certain criteria) which 
backend server and volume to place the file, to balance usage and free 
space intelligently. This would ideally interface with a complete 'merge' 
of seperate filesystems by coda, which we are currently unclear as to the 
possibility of (we're reading docs at present) - ie, the filesystem may 
present a certain path as /some/path/, while this could in 
teh back-end be stored as any of /volume1/a/, 
/volume1/b/ or even /my/stupidly/long/path/ on 
any of multiple servers.

Does anyone know if this is, or something similar, is on the cards for 
coda, and if not would the development community be amenable to us 
developing it and submitting the code back in?

Thankyou all, and hope to deal with you all plenty in future.


Sam Barnett-Cormack
Software Developer
UK Mirror Service (
Received on 2002-09-11 09:06:32