[OpenAFS] Performance compared to ext2

Craig_Everhart@transarc.com Craig_Everhart@transarc.com
Thu, 30 May 2002 15:00:05 -0400 (EDT)

Excerpts from mail: 30-May-02 Re: [OpenAFS] Performance c.. Paul
Blackburn@est.ibm.c (1509*)

> >The same machine acted as server and client, so no actual network traffic 
> >was involved.
> >
> >However, AFS was more than twice as slow as ext2, when running make in the
> >linux2.2 source tree without changed files.

This isn't that slow: even if client and server are on the same machine,
all the data still goes through the network stack, if not the interface.
 It's not the same as a local filesystem.  Just make sure that you have
enough stat cache entries for all the files in the kernel build and
you'll be set for fast repeated builds.