Coda File System

Re: [Fwd: What is the meaning of 'Assertion failed' ?]

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 12:10:59 -0500
On Tue, Dec 21, 1999 at 03:50:54PM +0100, Detlef Weitz wrote:
> 2. portmaplog remains empty,
> maybe here the reason of failures?
> But rpc2portmapper is running (seems so)

No that cannot be the reason. The rpc2portmapper is only used by the
updateclnt and updatesrv daemons.

> Assertion failed: ret == RVM_SUCCESS, file "", line 168
> Sleeping forever.  You may use gdb to attach to process 4914./vice/srv#  

Earlier you had sent an email about using rdsinit. The parameters you
showed seem very low  (about 1 or 2MB rvm??). The parameters we have for
22MB RVM for our smallest servers are:

					You		22MB RVM
length of data segment (total rvm size)	   0xf5000	 0x1600000
starting address of RVM (OS dependent)  0x20000000	0x20000000
heap length (main data allocation part)    0xf0000	 0x1200000
static length (used for some globals)       0x4000	  0x100000
nlists (number of allocation buckets?)		64		80
chunk size (minimal allocation unit?)		32		32

It could very well be that the server isn't able to run correctly
because it cannot fit it's static of heap allocated data in these

Basically staticlength + heaplength ~= total rvm size, a little bit
less due to some headers and stuff. Maybe if you scale our 22MB rvm
parameters to rvmsize 0x800000, heaplen 0x600000, staticlen 0x100000
it might work.

No need to mess with the starting address, nlists or chunk size. That's
just to tweak the allocator.

Received on 1999-12-21 12:24:57