[OpenAFS] Re: Failover

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Sat, 31 Dec 2005 21:41:49 -0800

Jeffrey Hutzelman <jhutz@cmu.edu> writes:
> That means that if any other AFS client is also accessing that
> directory, it has a callback that has to be broken (while YOU wait),

Isn't this solved by Callback Break Later?

> and then it has to fetch the entire directory again in order to be
> able to do the next file lookup.

True, but mail directories in AMS were per-user, so wouldn't only a
small number of machines ever be interested in a particular user's
mail directory?

> Several years ago, Carnegie Mellon abandoned that system, choosing
> instead to expend huge amounts of developer time on developing,
> maintaining, and supporting an enterprise-grade distributed IMAP
> server package.

... and infuriating the few crotchety old faculty who actually liked
EzMail32.  Good riddance.  ;)

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