Thursday, July 20, 2006

OpenAFS for Windows Large File Support is now available

Several weeks ago, announced the release of OpenAFS for Windows 1.5.3.  For Windows this release contains three major changes:

  • First, there are significant changes in the CIFS server compatibility with the Windows CIFS client.   The result should be a major improvement in the interaction with the Explorer Shell.
  • Second, this is the first AFS client on Windows to support the Inline Bulk Status RPCs.  The reason that this is a big deal is that instead of performing one RPC per directory entry the Windows client now performs one RPC for every 50 directory entries.  In addition, directory entries that are unreadable due to access permissions are temporarily cached as expired callbacks.  This significantly reduces the time required to obtain a directory listing or create/open/delete files.
  • Third, for the first time the Windows AFS client is capable of supporting 64-bit Large Files.  You can now use AFS to store DVD images.

With all of these changes I bet you can't wait to get your hands on this release

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