Re: Alternate solutions (Was: Re: NFS still has caching problem)

Zefram (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 20:59:27 +0100 (BST)

>Do we want to write a whole new filesystem from scratch or just take care
>of some issues in NFS, for me those would be security and reliability. I
>think that the more "noble" of the two solutions is to build a new one
>designed right from the and implemented with security in mind,as well as
>the replication support, and other features you listed, but do we have
>time and resources to accomplish the "noble" solution?

*singing* we have all the time in the world...

The Linux community does not have a deadline to work to. It's worth
taking the time to get the *right* solution, that will work properly
and last longer.

I think a more basic question is, should this be done by Linux people?
I see no reason why this should be connected with Linux in particular.
If someone on this list wants to organise a group to design a good
networked filesystem, fine, please go ahead and do a good job. Just
don't consider that design on-topic for Linux mailing lists, and don't
pretend that it's part of Linux. Of course, the Linux client for this
protocol is very relevant to Linux, and will in time be on topic for
this mailing list, but that's some way off.