Coda File System

user space cache mgrs

From: Jim Doyle <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 09:48:03 -0500 (EST)
This came from some mailing list I am on somewhere. 

Apparently, Transarc is going to consolidate its codebase for the
cache mgr used in AFS and DCE/DFS. I wonder if they have not stumbled
upon the virtues of a user-space CM with a small-footprint kernel hook.
:)  They dont make specific mention - but reading in between the lines
seems to indicate so.


"First, we have been for some time been designing a new distributed
file system cache manager, originally targeted for DFS that is now
targeted for both AFS and DFS.  This new cache manager will be more
modular than the existing cache managers for our file systems
products.  We expect that this new design will scale better than the
existing products, be more extensible, and more portable.  We are
focused heavily on the Microsoft platforms for this work and we expect
the technology to be available there first."

Jim Doyle                         Boston University   Information Technology
Systems Analyst/Programmer        email:   Distributed Systems
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Received on 1998-02-18 09:51:01