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POHMELFS returns

POHMELFS returns

Posted Feb 9, 2012 21:18 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: POHMELFS returns by epa
Parent article: POHMELFS returns

Yeah. AFS made NFS look like the soul of POSIX-compliance: no cross-directory hardlinks, close() with extra magic effects (IIRC), and its own very non-Unixlike permissions system. (Ironically it would look more Unixlike today than when it was originally written, because ACLs are fairly similar to the AFS permission model.)


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POHMELFS returns

Posted Feb 10, 2012 4:14 UTC (Fri) by cmccabe (guest, #60281) [Link]

If POSIX compliance was the path to victory, we'd all be using AT&T's RFS now. (I tried to find a link, but apparently RFS doesn't even have a wikipedia entry... sigh.)

Personally, I think AFS was a great system that should have been more widely adopted. It didn't get open sourced until much later, though, and the usual VHS vs. Betamax thing happened.


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