Bootdisks and Bootable CDs.

Mark Stone mstone at
Sun Sep 10 16:53:34 PDT 2000

On Sun, 10 Sep 2000, Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:

> btw, you have alot of expereince with CODA? i'm thinking about using it,
> considering it supports UNIX permissions and devices (say for building
> LFS remotly) i've got a box with ~85GB and don't want to use NFS for
> more then one reason =)
CODA is overkill, and suffers from stability issues as a result. Remember,
CODA is an academic research project. It is intended to be the full,
pristine, theoretically perfect implementation of what a distributed file
system can be. Which is another way of saying it will never be done, and
will always be bloated and unstable.

Peter Braam, who did the Linux port of CODA, wanted something
light-weight, industrial strength, and usable. So he wrote a stripped down
version of CODA called Intermezzo, which basically does all the parts of
CODA you'd care about (remote file synching over networked and
intermittent connections, journaling, etc.). 

So check out


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