network block device as replacement for NFS

Bogdan Costescu bogdan.costescu at
Wed May 2 03:55:22 PDT 2001

On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Chris Black wrote:

> We are trying to find the best way to share a small directory tree of
> files over the network from our head node to the compute nodes. There should
> be under a meg of data in this tree and most of it will be scripts and
> makefiles and such.

If these are things that don't change very often (like source code while
you're coding), NFS should be good enough. And for < 1Mb, they probably
get cached, so you don't stress the network too much.


Bogdan Costescu

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