[OpenAFS] Some questions (Linux-oriented)

Martin Schulz schulz@iwrmm.math.uni-karlsruhe.de
12 Mar 2002 13:32:07 +0100

Derek Atkins <derek@ihtfp.com> writes:

> > 5) does AFS work on any native filesystem, esp. Reiserfs and ext3?
> The AFS Server can use any native file system.  The AFS client for
> Linux only works with an ext2 cache.

Are there any objections against ext3?  IIRC, it is basically an ext2
with additional logging of filesystem metadata to speed up the
recovery in case of an unclean shutdown. 

I ask because we are using it here on several linux clients (did not
think about it) and not noticed any problems yet. (Maybe we just
haven't noticed, or did not correlate them to the combination of ext3
and AFS).

Martin Schulz                             schulz@iwrmm.math.uni-karlsruhe.de
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