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SubjectRe: [RFC] mount flag "direct"
On Tuesday 03 September 2002 20:02, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Actually, we are using ext3 pretty much as-is for our backing-store
> for Lustre. The same is true of InterMezzo, and NFS, for that matter.
> All of them live on top of a standard "local" filesystem, which doesn't
> know the things that happen above it to make it a network filesystem
> (locking, etc).

To put this in simplistic terms, this works because you treat the
underlying filesystem simply as a storage device, a slightly funky
kind of disk.

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