[clug] Coda experience/demonstration?

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Mon Sep 19 22:18:46 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 11:55:47AM +1000, APF Technical Support wrote:
> Does anyone have experience with Coda? Would you be prepared to 
> demonstrate setting up Coda on two machines running a 2.6 kernel, at a 
> CLUG meeting? I can supply machines, and help with preparing the 
> demonstration. My main goal is to understand how Coda fits together, 
> and to develop some idea of how reliable it is under load, especially 
> when the intervening network is slow/congested/unreliable.
> So a possible programme would be:
> 1) Walk through setup of a Coda filesystem between two (or three) 
> machines,
> 2) Demonstrate use of Coda in an ideal environment: one set of clients 
> accessing Samba on one host, one set of clients accessing Samba on the 
> other host, with the two Coda hosts on the same 100Mbps Ethernet,
> 3) Modify above demonstration by introducing errors (reduced speed, 
> dropped frames, dropped carrier) on the Ethernet network, and
> 4) Write up our observations about the reliability of Coda given the 
> environment we (were|will be) testing in.
> Ideally, I'd like to have this demonstration ready for the November or 
> January CLUG meeting, to fill about 1 hour.
> Would anyone be interested in seeing such a demonstration?

Let's have a coda hackfest for the October meeting. Bring some machines. I'm
sure between a room full of us reading documentation we can lose some
data^W^W^W get Coda working.



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