[OpenAFS] Re: read-only to read-write fast?

Tino Schwarze tino.schwarze@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 11:37:58 +0200

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:27:25AM +0200, Hein Roehrig wrote:

> >> >> Ideally, each workstation would become a AFS fileserver for a few user
> >> >> volumes. 
> >> [...] The obvious downside of
> >> this approach is that (total) disk failures tend to destroy a day's
> >> worth of work... 
> > You won't get rid of this problem by using AFS. [...]
> I know. The advantage of AFS would be to get out of automounter &
> "stale NFS handle" hell.


> > An RO-NFS-Translator is easy - just use a linux box with user-space NFS.
> Will the standard kernel-space NFS server do, too? I am asking because
> ideally the translator box would be (for the time being) a regular NFS
> server, too.

No, because the kernel-space NFS does not see the /afs space for some
reason. (At least it was this way a year ago when we tested such a setup
for kick-start-installing via NFS provided by AFS).

Bye, Tino.

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