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Re: n-hurd networking

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: n-hurd networking
Date: 08 Aug 2002 13:17:29 -0700
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jmk63@cornell.edu writes:

> On 8 Aug 2002, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Of course, things like / need to be distributed in some fashion, yes.
> I remember a bit in your paper about translaters presenting a "union" of 
> file sets.  Perhaps / could work under this notion, as a combination of 
> services provided by the local system and services provided by the 
> collective.

Well, sure.  But note that a goal of a collective is to present a
*single* machine appearance.  So it's not like a conventional
distributed filesystem arrangement.  We aren't talking AFS on / here.

My thoughts have generally been that / would probably be a union, but
still, some machine has to be responsible for the official list of
what's in that union, and there needs to be some kind of replication
so that things don't totally hang if that machine reboots.

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