[OpenAFS] Puzzler: lack of access to AFS files

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2007 19:16:19 -0500

David Bear wrote:
> So I take from this exchange the the surest way to improve openafs
> performance for windows clients would be to convert the windows cache
> manager into a true windows IFS... 

If you are talking about raw throughput or transactions per second or
the ability to handle network requests that take longer than 45 seconds
(the CIFS timeout) to complete, YES!!!

> (i.e. get rid of the smb server
> redirector and replace it with a pure openafs redirector) all other
> perfmance improvements elsewhere are really ... . not worth while?

That doesn't mean that other improvements aren't worthwhile. If that was
the case I would have stopped improving the Windows cache manager a long
time ago.

Everything on the roadmap/wishlist needs to be completed.


Jeffrey Altman