The Distributed V Kernel and its Performance for Diskless Workstations

@inproceedings{Cheriton1983TheDV,
  title={The Distributed V Kernel and its Performance for Diskless Workstations},
  author={David R. Cheriton and Willy Zwaenepoel},
  booktitle={SOSP},
  year={1983}
}
The distributed V kernel is a message-oriented kernel that provides uniform local and network interprocess communication. It is primarily being used in an environment of diskless workstations connected by a high-speed local network to a set of file servers. We describe a performance evaluation of the kernel, with particular emphasis on the cost of network file access. Our results show that over a local network: 1. Diskless workstations can access remote files with minimal performance penalty… CONTINUE READING