Design and analysis of a highly-available network file server group

Fengjung Liu, Chu Sing Yang

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The explosive growth of the Web contents has led to increasing attention on two major challenges: scalability and high availability of network file system. In this paper, based on our previous reports, we introduced the concept of intermediate file handle to cover the heterogeneity of file system and proposed a new data consistency scheme to reduce the overhead of write request in the reliable network file system. In addition, we also proposed a simple load-sharing mechanism for NFS client to switch to a lightly-load server in order to improve the response time of READ requests. With such an approach, NFS Clients are always active. They issued their requests and waited the corresponding replies. Finally, we analyzed the new data consistency scheme. It shows truly that the scheme is able to improve the performance of our network file system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2291-2299
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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