RE: [NFS] Disabling Symbolic Link Content Caching in NFS Client

From: Edward Hibbert (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 08:33:45 EST

-----Original Message-----
From: Vivek Goyal []
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 2:21 PM
To:; Ion Badulescu
Cc:;;;;;; Vivek Goyal
Subject: RE: [NFS] Disabling Symbolic Link Content Caching in NFS Client


You are right. But our idea is to provide an option to disable/enable
caching based on the nature of intended application.

[EH] Hear hear :-).

Our application consists of a number of machines collaborating on a shared
database over NFS. We therefore require the ability to force data to be
sync'd from the client to the backend - and at the moment we do this by
disabling caching completely, via the noac option and acquiring and
releasing non-exclusive locks round io calls.

Any improvements in the granularity of control over NFS client-side caching
would be very valuable to us.


Edward Hibbert
Internet Applications Group
Data Connection Ltd
Tel: +44 131 662 1212 Fax: +44 131 662 1345
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