[OpenAFS] Using OpenAFS with Web Servers

Paul Blackburn mpb@est.ibm.com
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 14:13:40 +0000

Jacob Gorm Hansen wrote:

>On Thu, 2002-03-21 at 12:49, Paul Blackburn wrote:
>>AFS can be configured to use RAM cache instead of disk cache.
>>In my experience, AFS RAM cache is faster than local filesystem
>Probably so, but this demands that the entire contents of you webspace
>(or at least the active part) can be fit into the RAM cache.
>And if this is the case, the local file system should be able to cache
>just as well. With Tux you would be able to take better advantage of the
>zero-copy sendfile stuff in the linux 2.4 kernels, letting the network
>card DMA the data straight from the filesystem cache (as I understand
>it). Don't know if AFS is able to do that.
>I may be mistaken though.

The point of using AFS is  to have consistency across multiple webservers.
paul                                    http://acm.org/~mpb