[OpenAFS] OpenAFS and XFS
Fri, 02 Jan 2004 12:29:43 -0500
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> Okay, that lets OpenAFS out for me then.
I don't see what's so hard about creating an ext2/3 partition for your
afs cache. You should have a dedicated cache partition anyways.
Worst case you could use the -memcache option to afsd and skip the
persistent disk cache.
> Why the requirement for ext2/3 for cache? Why not use whatever file
> system is there?
Because it needs direct access to the inodes via iget(); this works
for ext2/3, it does not work for reiserfs (or xfs, I believe) because
they (well, reiser for sure) breaks the user-space inode abstraction.
> Thank you.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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