[OpenAFS] Re: Caveats of having AFS cache on a shared ext3 partition in Linux?

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:15:22 -0500

Andrew Deason wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:56:40 -0500
> Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I know this is bad practice to have the AFS cache folder on a shared 
>> partition with the rest of the system, but what are the caveats of 
>> having the AFS be on an ext3 filesystem in Linux, which is shared by
>> the rest of the system? I mean, besides filling the partition that
>> AFS uses for caching. Should the 5% root reserved percentage help
>> with that?
> If you really are worried about that, there's always the path of
> loop-mounting a big file with a filesystem image on it. Other
> filesystems are available to you that way, too.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to use a swap file as well. I'll 
have to see how well the machines perform.