One of NFS’s design goals was that “Programs should not be able to tell whether a file is remote or local.” NFS achieved this goal goal for the most part, but is not perfect. Describe a scenario in which, even without server or network failure, a program accessing an NFS file system can experience an error or other bizarre artifact that can never happen on a local file system.
Local Stanford students should write up their response on a sheet of paper that includes their name and SUNetID. The sheet of paper with the response should be submitted immediately before lecture.
SCPD students should write up their response in a text file
response.nfs.txt and upload it via the
submission and grades page.
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Responses will be accepted until one week after the corresponding
In either case, the response should be short, likely only a pithy paragraph in length.
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