Coda File System

RE: coda questions...

From: Steve Wray <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 08:06:28 +1200
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> From: Jan Harkes []
> To: Mourad De Clerck
> Subject: Re: coda questions...
> On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 03:21:46PM +0200, Mourad De Clerck wrote:
> > My questions now are:
> > * do you think cable/adsl is adequate for such an application, 
> > considering the overhead of coda?
> It is definitely adequate, I myself am using a slow dialup link,
> but several of the graduate students here at CMU are using Coda
> over ADSL. 
[big snip]
> > * is there a specific filesystem recommendation for use with
> > coda?  (ext2, reiser, xfs)
> As far as Coda clients are concerned, ext2 has been used the most
> and works well. ReiserFS is not supported by anything but recent
> Linux kernels (2.4.4 and later). I haven't looked at XFS yet, so it
> could still have problems.

I think it must have -- delete operations are incredibly slow.
At some stage I'll do some more experiments on it. I just started
for Weta Digital (on the LOTR movie) and don't have a lot of time for
'play' at the moment.
However, Weta have a *strong* need for a distributed network

I'll be talking with my colleagues about coda, but I suspect that
performance on large volumes of data (terabytes... over a gigabyte
will be an issue.

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