Subject: NetBSD NFS lossage
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/1995 12:57:25
>_I_ think that if NetBSD's NFS implementation doesn't work, it should
>be removed. Whether it's good or not, if it doesn't work, it shouldn't
I think this misses the point completely.
The NFS protocol implementation is fairly solid. After all, it's
based on Rick Macklem's code, which is in 4.4bsd and FreeBSD as well.
As I understand it, the problem is lack of consistency between
the buffer and VM caches. (Or something.)
>But the problem is worse than that, as I understand it; it's not just
>mmap(), but anything that pages to a file.
Precisely, which is why talking about using AFS instead misses the point, too.
(Besides, personally, I find the costs of using AFS not worth the
hassle in an environment smaller than 1000's of users on 1000's of hosts.)