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

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 11:08:35 EST

>>>>> " " == Edward Hibbert <> writes:

> 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.

What does this have to do with symlinks?

...and why can't you use DIRECTIO? The above sort of application is
exactly what it is being introduced for.

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