[OpenAFS] Re: Disconnected OpenAFS

John Tang Boyland boyland@cs.uwm.edu
Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:17:41 -0500

I would expect that the simplest model for disconnected AFS
is to simply serve what's in the cache readonly.  That would already
be a huge step up from what we have now and while it would serve
old files that have since been changed, by preventing writes, it
avoids most of the inconsistency problems.  If there's additionally
a reminder that AFS is "diconnected" then I don't see why the
remaining consistency issues would be problematic.  In particular,
readonly means you can't lock the file.