Time to merge GFS?
Posted Aug 11, 2005 12:28 UTC (Thu) by hpp
Parent article: Time to merge GFS?
The Andrew File System (AFS) has a similar mechanism where a pathname component named @sys instead goes to your hardware platform. On my box here at work (we're a big AFS shop),
and we use this to store binaries for multiple architectures side by side.
This has existed in AFS forever, and is supported in Linux. I'm not sure why this is not a problem in AFS but would be a problem for GFS.
Could this be the location where the magic @sys token gets expanded? In AFS, this is all done on the client side, so the fileserver is not aware of the magic / trickery in the lookup.
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