[OpenAFS] a few open afs questions...

Brian Kosick briank@nacs.net
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 19:59:55 -0500

Hello all,
	First of all I'd like to thank all those who helped me to get up and 
running with it.  Second of all I'd like to know how the stability is with 
it.  Once its compiled, I have had my machines lock up once or twice 
because of it. (User error perhaps ;-) )  But over all it seems pretty 
solid to me.  The file caching really surprised me, when I first setup it 
up, I copied a relatively large user directory over to it, and logged in... 
I had to check twice to see if I was really on the remote box or not.;-)  I 
really was not prepared for it.

What I'm trying to do is set up a server cluster, and mount the file 
systems of the nodes using afs.  (I'm currently utilizing a nfs solution 
and not too impressed).  If any one has some experiences with the pros and 
cons of something like this could email me I'd appreciate it.

  Also, what if two people modify the same document at once?  Ideally, I 
would like to put things like "/var/spool/mail", web pages and perhaps 
databases on it.  Oh yeah, does play nice with RAID 5?

Brian Kosick
Web Programmer
New Age Consulting Service, Inc.