[OpenAFS] pre-fetch cache

Ken Aaker kenaaker@silverbacksystems.com
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 09:42:49 -0500

Hi Jim,

I browsed through the paper and it looks close to what I was thinking 
about, so I'd suspect that the general conclusions probably still hold true.

If there were iAFS servers introduced, I think they would be "delay 
servers". What I was thinking was a little different, and might be 
something that I read about in one of the IBM "Storage Tank" 
descriptions. I was thinking that the file server would use a callback 
to the clients to say that "the chunk that you want is at this address 
(of a closeby client cache) with this ID". The chunk could be 
transferred and the chunk registered with the fileserver when the 
transfer is done???

Ken Aaker
>We published a paper on this topic many years ago.
>P. Honeyman and D.A. Muntz, "Multilevel Caching in Distributed File
>Systems," August 1991. [Proc. Winter USENIX Conf., San Francisco (January
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