[rc5] Buffers on shared disks

Michael Graff explorer at flame.org
Fri Jul 11 12:40:43 EDT 1997


Scott Stevens <s.k.stevens at ic.ac.uk> writes:

> I'm running the clients on a few machines (all unix) that share home
> directories. When one client updates the buffer do both clients start
> processing the same blocks from the buff-in.rc5 file ? If so isn't
> this a waste of effort ;-) and could this be fixed by calling the
> buffer file buff-in.$HOSTNAME.rc5 instead? Putting something in the
> .ini file won't help as the .ini file is also shared.

It will (on most machines) do the right thing and not compute the same
block.

I run it this way on about 12 machines (over NFS, which scares me a little)
and I don't think anything bad is happening.

--Michael
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