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Re: inconsistent file content after killing nfs daemon --OFFTOPIC at this point--



Hi,

On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 03:09:10PM +0100, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
> What about other network file system implementations in Linux, suche as 
> Coda or Intermezzo?
> Do you think they are more viable?

NFS should be fine as long as you use fsync or O_SYNC.  Unix semantics
simply don't make *any* guarantees about ordering of writeback writes
to backing store, unless you explicitly force ordering by using one of
the synchronisation primitives that Unix provides.

InterMezzo and Coda will be no different: as long as your file remains
open, their writes to local backing store are still asynchronous, and
the new file contents are only propagated to other nodes on the
network on close.  

Cheers,
 Stephen





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