[GE users] Network FileSystem

jobarjo jobarjo78 at yahoo.fr
Tue Aug 1 16:27:50 BST 2006

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We are thinking since a long time using AFS. AFS has a real cache
coherency mechanism
We did some succesful tests, but people here don't want to here about
it, because, NFS is THE filesystem.
I still don't understand why so many people uses this so poor protocol.
We have LOTS of cache coherency problems with NFS because we use fine
grained parallelism over SGE. I don't talk about the stability...
AFS management is also much simpler.
Can you confirm that AFS 1.4.x is stable and efficient?

Duc Bao Ta a écrit :
> Hi,
> we are using AFS (with Kerberos authentification) here in our cluster.
> There were some problems with SGE and AFS and I'm using a slightly
> modified version of SGE. We also found that AFS 1.3.1 and (Debian Sarge)
> Kernel 2.6.12 sometimes have problems processing a lot of files. With
> 2.4.x or AFS 1.4.1 in combination with 2.6.12 seems to work fine.
> The main advantage is the high security (compared to NFS) and the high
> mobility of our data volumes (move them from one server to another
> without disturbing the user).
> I can only recommend this combination.
> Duc
> Christian Fernandez wrote:

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