[OpenAFS] Best practice: inode or namei fileserver?

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 14:22:45 -0500

Hartmut Reuter wrote:
> Namei has another advantage: if you salvage a single volume it's not
> necessary to read all inodes, but only those pseudo-inodes (file names)
> under the subdirectory belonging to the volume group. This is much
> faster.
> An overhead traversing the AFSIDat-tree to open a file certainly
> exists, but I suppose it is neglectible compared to the advantages.

Does the inode server slow down as the partition size grows? Am I going
to see a noticable slowdown on the inode server on a 250GB or 500GB