Coda File System

Re: RPC2-Problem

From: LEE, Yui-wah <>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 10:54:55 +0800 (CST)
Hi, Carsten,

Do you still have the SrvLog (in /vice/srv/) of the machine "devil" ?
>From what you said, the createvol_rep script have correctly identified
the two servers (argus and devil), but when it was trying to talk to
devil, the RPC2 call failed (there was not even a binding).  The SrvLog
may tell what went wrong.

You may also try, on devil, the "volutil setdebug" command to
see if the codasrv really responds to any RPC2.

For example, on my server, I do the following test:

[root_at_xylophone vol]# volutil setdebug 1
V_BindToServer: binding to host
VolumeDebugLevel set to 1.
[root_at_xylophone vol]# volutil setdebug 0
V_BindToServer: binding to host
VolumeDebugLevel set to 0.

The SrvLog on xylophone indicated that it got the calls from volutil:

10:50:59 Setting Volume debug level to 1
10:51:06 Setting Volume debug level to 0

Carsten Ranfeld <> wrote:
> I installed a 2nd server. All worked fine 'til I wanted to create a volume
> [root_at_argus db]# createvol_rep tmp.rep1 E0000102 /vicepa
> /usr/sbin/createvol_rep: [: too many arguments
> Servers are (devil argus )
> HexGroupId is 7F000014
> creating volume tmp.rep1.0 on devil
> V_BindToServer: binding to host
> RPC2_NewBinding to server failed with
> Failure to make volume on devil!. Abort..

-- Clement

Yui-wah LEE (Clement)                              Tel: (852)-26098412
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,    Fax: (852)-26035024 
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Received on 1998-11-04 22:00:54