Replacing NFS.

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Tue Apr 10 20:34:55 PDT 2001

[speaking of AFS]

> ( non-broken caching is one of the best reasons to use AFS in a
> cluster of workstations )

One man's non-broken is another man's broken. NFS supports only a
limited range of policies, and AFS merely supports a different range
of policies, some of which may work well for you, but can be
pathologically bad in some circumstances, just like everything else
has its weak points.

AFS is also a pain in the neck to compile, and the tokens are a pain
to deal with in a batch setting -- again, only a limited range of
policies are supported. And we won't talk about scalability.

-- greg

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