[OpenAFS-devel] multi-file based cache vs. single-file based cache

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Mon, 4 Dec 2000 12:10:48 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Neulinger, Nathan R. wrote:

> Does the 'multi-file' based cache outperform a single-file based cache? It
> seems to me that if a single-file based cache ran good, it might be an easy
> way to get rid of a lot of filesystem issues, like this one with reiserfs. 

I don't think anyone knows the answer to this.  A single-file cache would
require nontrivial changes to the cache manager.  It's certainly doable,
but it would take some effort.  Of course, I can't speak for whether such
a change would be accepted.

-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+@cmu.edu>
   Sr. Research Systems Programmer
   School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
   Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA