" IFS is slow by comparison to other file systems, that's a known fact. "

What exactly do you mean by "IFS" in that sentence? Do you actually mean NetServer?



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From: Jim Oberholtzer [mailto:midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:35 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: NFS as IFS replacement?

Good questions Patrik.

IFS is slow by comparison to other file systems, that's a known fact. It is also more securable that other file systems.
So do you gain speed by using NFS or simply trade the IFS performance for the overhead of the NFS? My guess is it's an even trade, although I have not tested it with sufficient volume to know.
NFS also implies a careful job of maintaining the UID/GID for each user across both systems. That can become tedious leading to massive security holes.

Net/Net: I would not trade IFS for NFS mount, unless it avoids duplicating
data, and the primary user of that data is on the other system. It just
does not seem to provide any real benefit, and adds complexity.


Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 8:23 AM Patrik Schindler <poc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Roberto,

Am 13.11.2019 um 13:20 schrieb Roberto José Etcheverry Romero <
yggdrasil.raiker@xxxxxxxxx>:

Is NFS a good replacement for having all the files in the IFS? or
what would be a good way to take the IFS out of the i but still use
it from
the
i with minimal application changes?

Question back: What's so bad in IFS to move files out to NFS? What's
the alternative (NFS server platform)? And which benefits do you expect?

Besides, moving Data from a local to a remote mountpoint is
transparent, so there should no changes be necessary.

:wq! PoC

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