[OpenAFS] pre-fetch cache
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:04:43 +1000
Is it possible/feasible to prefetch files for the AFS client cache, e.g.
during the night when network load is low, so they don't have to be
downloaded on demand during the day?
Unfortunately read-only volumes won't help; the volume needs to be
I have considered this might be possible by setting up a cron job,
perhaps with the help of reauth, that has read-only access to the
required files. This cron job could do something like "cat file >
/dev/null" for every file to force it to appear in the cache.
 This is in order to save time for when accessing large binary files,
eg. 20Megabytes (most likely) to 100Megabytes (worse case).
Brian May <email@example.com>