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Re: FSFS performance on NAS/NFS

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-08 00:38:14 CET

Rahul Bhargava wrote:
> Using NFS for any file system app like Subversion or CVS is
> dangerous. NFS clients typically cache file changes locally, that can
> cause weird errors (file size mismatches), the rename system call may not
> be atomic with NFS. If you are going to use a NAS array you are
> better off setting up iSCSI access rather than NFS.

Note that client caching should only be a problem if you access directly
  through the filesystem from multiple clients. If you mount from a
single server and use http or svnserve network acess from any other
clients everthing should work as long as nfs locks work on the server.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Thu Mar 8 00:38:01 2007

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