Andrew File System


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Andrew File System

(operating system, storage)
(AFS) The distributed file system of the Andrew Project, adopted by the OSF as part of their Distributed Computing Environment.

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But what is to be done at the next level up, when the Andrew file system needs to be connected to other similar systems?
A standard mechanism for providing these names imports or mounts a portion of a foreign name space and attaches it to a local "root." (E.g., this model has been used in the Andrew file system [8].) A major advantage of relative names is that convenient names for objects can be chosen within each context independently of other contexts.
We also ran our applications concurrently with a copy of the Andrew file system benchmark [Howard et al.