[OpenAFS] pre-fetch cache

Ken Aaker kenaaker@silverbacksystems.com
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:11:54 -0500

> 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  
> devices)
> Horst

That sounds more reasonable... I'm still fuzzy this morning. I may have 
to go for a caffeine IV.