[TUHS] RFS was: Re: UNIX of choice these days?
clemc at ccc.com
Thu Sep 28 09:11:23 AEST 2017
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 7:01 PM, Kevin Bowling <kevin.bowling at kev009.com>
> What were the market forces or limitations that led to NFS prevailing?
Sun pretty much gave it away. It was simple and 'good enough.'
The Issue was it not a real UNIX file system and did not support full UNIX
semantics. For a lot of things (like program development) that was
usually ok. It also exposed a lot a issues in user code - things like
programs that never bothered to check for errors returns (like fclose).
So bad things happened for a long time in a lot of code (silent holes in
your SCCS files that did get detected until months later).
But to Sun and NFS's credit, it solved a problem that was there and was
cheap and so folks used it.
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