Coda File System

Re: large servers: please help

From: Magnus Ahltorp <>
Date: 20 Jan 1999 18:01:37 +0100
> It's a good puzzle to see if Coda's connected semantics allow for the
> atomic creation of a lock file. Perhaps that is just possible.  On the
> other hand, I don't really have much more faith in AFS or NFS without lock
> daemons when it comes to my mail.

There are advisory locks in AFS, so mail handling would probably work,
but AFS isn't designed for databases (I consider it a database if more
than one mail is present in the file). I wouldn't recommend doing
it. You're better off with MH mail boxes.

Received on 1999-01-20 12:03:37