[OpenAFS] Current comparison of NFSv4 with AFS.
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:27:48 -0700
Steve Simmons wrote:
> On Jul 23, 2007, at 8:21 AM, Jesse W. Asher wrote:
>> Anyone have any real world experience they are willing to share on
>> how AFS compares with current implementations of NFSv4?
>> I'm doing some research on deploying AFS vs. NFSv4 and trying to
>> understand which might be better at this point in time.
>> Specifically, I'm in interested in the following areas:
>> 1) WAN performance
>> 2) Global namespace (transparency of file/directory location)
>> 3) Caching
>> 4) Security
>> a) Encryption
>> b) ACLs
>> I found some discussions in the archives, but the ones I found were
>> old (2003) and I wanted a current perspective.
> IMHO the biggest single issue with near-term deployment is the
> clients. NFSv4 looks like a big improvement, but I can't find things
> more current than a year back about client status. At that time, the
> clients didn't look production-ready to me.
Darwin doesn't have NFSv4 support unless you trust an ad-hoc piece of
software with no support. I remember seeing a comment about Solaris
needing patches or an upgrade to 10. Linux has had support in kernel for
a little while now though it may not be there by default on many
distros. Of course, openafs also needs to be "enabled" on many distros