[OpenAFS] Re: afs vs nfs
Wed, 23 Nov 2005 17:04:35 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Horst Birthelmer wrote:
> On Nov 22, 2005, at 8:52 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 email@example.com wrote:
>>> I don't know why the AFS community continues to support this convention
>>> which breaks location independence. *shrug*.
>> Okay, "support" was a bad choice of words, why its supported should be
>> pretty obvious. It'd still be nice to see some alternatives more widely
> How about some suggestions or even better, code?
No code necessary, just don't use it.
Relevant stuff starts on page 9.
> Maybe I'm too used to the concept, the way it is now, but I don't have any
> problems with that.
> I never had.
> Sorry, but I don't see your point. What exactly is breaking location
Consider if you have:
And then you get sent to the bangalore office for an extended period of
time and now your home cell is /afs/bangalore.cell. There are ways to
deal with this, but if you go down this path long enough to its logical
end you wind up not liking the /afs/<cell> convention very much...