[OpenAFS] AFS suggestions

Chris Huebsch chris.huebsch@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:27:11 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, lamont@scriptkiddie.org wrote:

> I'm intrigued by the "(yet)"?

We have a student working on the problem. But he is still evaluating

> I also have applications for r/w replicas.  It would be entirely acceptable 
> for me to mirror writes transparently across two fileservers and be able to 
> treat that just like a normal r/w volume, with notification of exceptions due 
> to one of the fileservers failing.  I'm going to wind up writing code like 
> that myself otherwise and playing shuffle magic with volumes -- a transparent 
> r/w mirror would save a lot of development time...

There are methods outside AFS, e.g. drbd-device, which could be used for
a kind of rw-replication.

> And RAID controllers can puke and ruin your whole day no matter how you 
> architect your array...

Exactly. One is the hapiest man, when one recognizes, that only the
controller died but not the data stored on the disks.

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