Subject: Re: But why?
To: Larry McVoy <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/25/1996 21:13:08
>: I think you totally misunderstand what AFS is for.  Yes, it's big and
>: We brought the number of NFS read-only binary servers down from the
>: mid 30's to FIVE AFS servers.  And performance everywhere was still
>: vastly improved.  Local caching is a BIG win.  Plus it gave us stuff

>Check out cachefs.  cachefs + nfs is pretty close to AFS in many ways, without
>some of the AFS problems.  I'll admit that AFS has some cool stuff.  I'd love
>to see that cool stuff get added to NFS without all the DCE bloat.

It can't do thinks like transparently moving a user's directory live,
while they're logged in, and the user doesn't even know it happened.

Thinks like this were also a big plus in AFS' column for us.

  Michael L. VanLoon                 
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