xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Tue Nov 22 16:39:41 GMT 2005
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> Whole devices accessed directly can be a lot faster than NFS, since the
>> client doesn't have to constantly ask the NFS server whether the file
>> it's currently accessing has changed.
> any problem to add such option to NFS?? with iSCSI you just CAN't do it.
> anyway this asking isn't bandwidth intensive, while adds delays. and
> it may affect of transfer speed for ONE process reading one file, but
> not multiuser system.
Regardless of whether iSCSI is any good, it's a common access method for
SAN devices, and from what I've been told, may be the *only* access
method. So in heterogenous (read windows dominated) environment where
you want to be able to access these things, an iSCSI initiator for
FreeBSD can only be a good thing.
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