[OpenAFS] Proposal: OpenAFS foundation to develop AFS server
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:00:52 -0400
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On 9/1/2012 3:03 PM, Chas Williams (CONTRACTOR) wrote:
> In message <email@example.com>,Jeffrey Altman write=
>> The Elders have engaged in discussions with the major operating system=
>> vendors over the years as well. Those discussions inevitably broke do=
>> because AFS3 did not satisfy the needs of a First Class file system.
>> (No Ext. Attributes, no alt data streams, no byte range locking, no
>> mandatory locking, directory limitations, etc.)
> Again, I believe this was just a polite way to say "go away". While
> these limitations do exist, they generally don't impact users on a=20
> day-to-day basis or there are known workarounds. Some limitations
> are present with any enterprise file system though.
You are making assumptions that are completely unfounded. I am not at
liberty to discuss the contents of contract negotiations but discussions
with at least two OS vendors reached that stage.
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