Coda File System

Volume partition confusion

From: Nix <>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 18:26:47 +0100 (BST)
Using coda-5.2.7, I have a weird problem convincing volumes created
on different partitions that they *are* on different partitions. volutil 
seems to be ignoring me :(


Given that the VSGDB reads

E0000100 loki musashi

and that the AllVolumes list reads (pardon for the line length)

coda.root.0 fe000002 loki.wkstn.nix /usr/coda/vice/coda.root 2 0 0 W 934113723 934113723 0
coda.root.1 2000001 musashi.1i /usr/coda/vice/coda.root 2 0 0 W 934113723 934113723 0

If I do a createvol_rep to create another volume in another partition
(which has already been ftreedb'd up and put in the vicetab), viz

loki:/vice# createvol_rep packages.misc E0000100 /usr/coda/vice/packages.misc
Servers are (loki musashi )
HexGroupId is 7F000005
creating volume packages.misc.0 on loki
V_BindToServer: binding to host loki.wkstn.nix
Volume fe000006 (packages.misc.0) created 
creating volume packages.misc.1 on musashi in /usr/coda/vice/packages.misc
V_BindToServer: binding to host musashi.1i
Volume 2000005 (packages.misc.1) created 
Fetching /vice/vol/Volumelist from musashi loki 
V_BindToServer: binding to host loki
VLDB completed.
<echo packages.misc 7F000005       2 fe000006 2000005 0 0 0 0 0 0 E0000100 >> /vice/vol/VRList>
V_BindToServer: binding to host loki
VRDB completed.
Do you wish this volume to be Backed Up (y/n)? [n] n

The AllVolumes list gains the entries

packages.misc.0 fe000006 loki.wkstn.nix /usr/coda/vice/coda.root 2 0 0 W 934119439 934119439 0
packages.misc.1 2000005 musashi.1i /usr/coda/vice/coda.root 2 0 0 W 934119440 934119440 0

Note that these entries reside *on the wrong partition*, i.e. not the
partition given, and attempting to create a big file there indicates
that (my coda.root volume is only 20Mb) with the volume filling and
turning into a reintegration failure for repair.

This *must* be my error (coda surely works with volumes on multiple
partitions OK, and I *am* just learning about it), but for the life of
me I can't work out what in Cthulhu's name I've done wrong. The manual
doesn't mention this particular, er, oddity.

Anyone have any idea what's happened?

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Received on 1999-08-08 13:30:38