[OpenAFS] pre-fetch cache

Horst Birthelmer horst@riback.net
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 16:51:05 +0200

On Jul 19, 2005, at 4:42 PM, Ken Aaker wrote:

> 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???

Are you sure it wasn't "Distributed Stoarge Tank"?
Since the simple "storage tank" has nothing to do with real  
distributed file systems since they don't distribute the files  
themselves but the calls to the devices. (In this case the storage