Re: [PATCH] address_space_operations unification

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 11:00:04 EST

Trond Myklebust wrote:
> If the change of 'symlink' causes cache invalidation then it should
> work if you turn off caching.

Can you turn off cacheing for the contents? man nfs(5) explains "noac"
but that only forces attribute verification on every operation. It
doesn't disable cacheing of the data, does it?

> Of course we can fix this for the special case of symlinks if so
> desired.

I don't think there's a need for an "no cache symlink" option, provided
you can turn data cacheing off in general.

For those cases where you have per-user symlinks and also files you'd
like cached, you can simppy mount two NFS filesystems -- one cached and
one not.

-- Jamie

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