[OpenAFS] AFS vs Intermezzo vs CODA - how do i choose?

Michael Loftis mloftis@wgops.com
Sat, 20 Dec 2003 23:49:37 -0700

--On Monday, December 08, 2003 22:50 -0600 hanasaki <hanasaki@hanaden.com> 

> Hello all,
> Just getting started with AFS and I have learned there are at least two
> other Filesystems that are similar (or at least I think so).  How do I
> choose between AFS/Intermezzo/CODA?

I hope it's not to late to ring in...but neither intermezzo nor coda are 
ready for prime time... coda likely will never be.

> It appears that CODA is an AFS spin-off?

Not precisely, no.  It took some of the AFS ideas (client side caches, with 
callbacks and coherency), but that's I think where it ends from my 

> I will be running servers on debian sarge with kernels of 2.4.x and 2.6.

I doooon't think AFS is ready on 2.6 yet...actually since 2.6 isn't really 
quite ready yet I'm pretty sure it's not.

> Clients will be the same, and at some point in the future, possibly
> Win2000/XP.
> Thank you

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"It's not the one bullet with your name on it that you
have to worry about; it's the twenty thousand-odd rounds
labeled `occupant.'"
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