[OpenAFS] Re: why afs backup is so poorly supported
Mon, 09 Oct 2006 10:47:11 -0700
"chas williams - CONTRACTOR" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> afs's namei based filesystem could provide a more familiar layout
> of the files. however, i suspect the designers choose the current
> structure to avoid creating single directories with huge numbers of
> files. most filesystems dont handle this well.
Well, I think it's fair to insist that the underlying filesystem
efficiently handle as many files-per-directory as you find in actual
AFS filespace (that is, if you have 10,000 files in /afs/foo/bar/,
it's fair to insist that the underlying filesystem cope with a
But if you're using the FS as a block-storage mechanism, then yes,
what the namei server does is the right solution. Most web browser
caches (Safari, Mozilla) work this way too.
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