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Multiuser quite important still: remote users on Windows PC:s

Multiuser quite important still: remote users on Windows PC:s

Posted Apr 15, 2009 20:18 UTC (Wed) by PhracturedBlue (subscriber, #4193)
In reply to: Multiuser quite important still: remote users on Windows PC:s by eru
Parent article: Solving the ext3 latency problem

Yes, but are you using EXT3 as the filesystem on those machines? In many (most?) multi-user systems, you're likely to have a big fileserver serving files via NFS or equivalent to various servers. I don't know if your company is set up that way, but I'd think it would be common for large corporations with many users.


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Multiuser quite important still: remote users on Windows PC:s

Posted Apr 15, 2009 20:29 UTC (Wed) by mgb (guest, #3226) [Link]

We used NFS like that back around '95 or '97 but it's way too slow for general use these days although there are undoubtedly still specialized applications where it's useful.

So yes, we use ext3 for mail servers and web servers etc. All of which are multi-remote-user.

Multiuser quite important still: remote users on Windows PC:s

Posted Apr 16, 2009 4:29 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753) [Link]

Yes, but are you using EXT3 as the filesystem on those machines? In many (most?) multi-user systems, you're likely to have a big fileserver serving files via NFS or equivalent to various servers.

Yes and no: The home directories of the users are normally mounted via NFS (the NFS servers are not always Linux: NetApps and and Solaris boxes are also used), but the Linux servers (usually RHEL) to which people log in use ext3. Because of the various local shared directories, multiuser issues in ext3 are still relevant.


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