Coda File System

Re: large servers: please help

From: Troy Benjegerdes <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 23:59:47 -0600 (CST)
On Tue, 19 Jan 1999, Peter J. Braam wrote:

> Where will the limits lie?  I think that I can see that we can scale Coda
> to approximately 500,000 files over the next year (the size of the files
> is irrelevant). There will be implementation changes needed for that which
> are not backward compatible, and you'll need a kernel patch on the
> servers.  Getting beyond that would require major rewrites.

Is this 500,000 files on *one* server, or total for an entire coda
namespace distributed among multiple servers? Basically, can one get
around this limit by thowing a bunch of machines at the problem? (Possibly
in a cluster application?)

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Received on 1999-01-20 00:56:46