[OpenAFS] Why Arla?

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Fri, 02 Dec 2005 19:22:13 -0800

Leroy Tennison <leroy_tennison@prodigy.net> writes:

> I noticed a link to Arla on the website.  Going to it, I see references 
> to an apparently different open source implementation of afs.  What I 
> didn't see was an explanation of their reason for existence separate 
> from OpenAFS.  Can anyone explain to me how they are different?  Thanks.

Arla has a considerably different architecture that does far more of the
client work in a user-space daemon.  As such, it's easier to port to new
architectures, but the implementation isn't as complete in some other ways
(particularly in server support and client command-line utilities).

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>