[OpenAFS] MR-AFS [was: Re: OpenAFS Project List ]

Nathan Rawling nrawling@firedrake.net
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 09:53:46 -0500 (EST)

> I think to include large file support into OpenAFS servers is easy, if
> you use the NAMEI-interface instead of abusing inode fields. You then
> also have the advantage to be completely independent of fsck and you can
> dump /vicep-partitions. (The only problem is to find a place in the
> vnode for the upper 32 bits of the file length.)

I think the other benefits to this make it worthwhile. I hate maintaining
a seperate fsck (and how many people have been burned that way?), and
being able to dump /vice partitions would be nice. Even if it meant some
nasty vos syncserv/syncvldbs at the end, "ufsdump" is WAY faster than "vos

I don't know if the concern is a performance hit, or if it's just storing
extra info, but it definitely complicates things and makes it that much
harder to work with.


Nathan Rawling      nrawling@firedrake.net       KC8BOA
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