[lpi-discuss] Exam 302 and NFSv4 ...
alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Wed Dec 6 06:44:21 EST 2006
On Wednesday 06 December 2006 01:36, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> I was avoiding talking about the exams in the last 3-4 months to keep
> myself from inheriting stuff. But in the interest of furthering a
> real, technical discussion, and not so much meta-discussion, has
> anyone considered making an "Executive Decision" on NFS in Exam 302?
> The reason I bring this is up is because the OSDL has some excellent
> testing information regarding on-going NFS v4:
> If I was going to make an "Executive Decision" on Exam 302, I
> wouldn't deal with any legacy considerations. Those were covered in
> LPIC-1/2 to an extent. I would move forward with the assumption that
> any UNIX/Linux file server and UNIX/Linux client systems would be
> running version 4 (NFSv4).
This makes sense. Before moving forward though, perhaps we should get
some numbers/facts on the table.
LPI has historically focused on testing mature, proven technologies that
are deployed and in demand. I'm not convinced yet that NFSv4 meets
these criteria, so I'd be asking these questions:
1. Has it moved beyond the testing state to a stable state?
2. How widely deployed is it?
3. How accepted is it in places where it is deployed?
4. Can we confidently state that NFSv4 will be accepted by industry as a
standard, even a de-facto one?
If all these questions can be answered positively, then by all means
let's move ahead. If not, that would indicate to me that discussing it
further is perhaps premature
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