My project wish-list for the next 12 months
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Dec 1 21:10:30 PST 2004
At 3:38 PM -0800 2004-12-01, Kris Kennaway quoted Jason C. Wells:
>> This sounds very close to OpenAFS. I don't know what distinguishes a SAN
>> from other types of NAS. OpenAFS does everything you mentioned in the
>> above paragraph. OpenAFS _almost_ works on FreeBSD right now.
> I'd be very interested to try using this for package builds, btw.
> Currently I have to rsync a lot of data to the remote build clients,
> which takes a very long time.
It's interesting that you mention this. I've been giving some
thought to how I might be able to dive in and start seriously working
on building my UltraSPARC cluster (based on the four U10 clones I
have already, plus as many U5s as I can throw into the mix), and I
was hoping to find a better solution than NFS, and AFS/Coda/OpenAFS
was tops of my list of alternatives to consider.
In particular, if I can get this thing working reasonably well,
I'd like to turn this into a package building cluster for
FreeBSD/UltraSPARC, and maybe see if there are some other
applications I can put it to during the idle times.
I'm still looking for instructions on how the existing FreeBSD
package building clusters are put together. That plus various
bits-n-pieces I've found (mostly from Brooks) should help me figure
out how to try to build my own.
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