Re: cachefs on linux

From: J.A. Magallon (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 17:26:51 EST

On 06.11, Hirokazu Takahashi wrote:
> Hello,
> I think the main benfit of cachefs is on NFS servers. Cachefs of
> clients can help them to reduce their loads. We know many clients
> may share one huge NFS server.
> (e.g. Streaming systems which contents may be extremly huge.)

Tha main use of cachefs I've seen was Sun's network-booting workstations.
We had a bunch of old suns (IPX, that was a 68k), with small disks
used to cache / , /usr and so on from an nfs server. You have the
benefits of just one centralized install and the ones from local
storage for more used files....

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