[OpenAFS] R/W replication

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
13 Feb 2001 12:06:07 -0500

I never said it was a stupid or bad to ask for it.  I was just saying
that I don't think it will happen, given the AFS architecture.


Nathan Rawling <nrawling@firedrake.net> writes:

> > Mind if I ask to what purpose you want replicated RW volumes?  You
> > certainly don't need to replicate user's homedirs.  And most system
> > software should be RO anyways (you _do_ realize that you can still
> > mount the RW volume of a replicated RO volume in order to make changes
> > to the volume?)
> A simple reason really. In the environment I work in, every time I want to
> purchase equipment/software, I have to prove that it's best for the
> purpose. I ended up with a half million of Network Appliance equipment
> because they claimed that their stuff could do RW replication which AFS
> couldn't do. 
> Never mind that we didn't really need RW replication, the powers-that-be
> decided to go with NetApp instead.
> This is a stupid reason to add a feature to software, but it's not a bad
> reason to *ask* for a feature.
> Nathan
> --
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