[OpenAFS] OpenAFS not able to support large files?

Frank Burkhardt fbo2@gmx.net
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:06:57 +0200


On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 09:01:11AM -0400, Jesse W. Asher wrote:
> I ran across the below paragraph in an IBM document at 
> http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg246657.pdf (page 7).  When talking about NFSv4, they said:
> *
> NFS has evolved into a powerful enterprise file system that enables it to take
> advantage of today's more powerful servers and storage. Earlier enterprise file
> systems such as AFS and DFS have architectural limitations that limit their ability
> to process large files and take advantage of the increased memory and
> multiprocessor support available in modern servers.*
> I know that AFS is used extensively at large companies like Intel and IBM.  I was wondering how true 
> the above really was??

AFS is able to handle large (> 2G) files. It is a configure option which is
(at least in the openafs debian package) on by default.