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I-D ACTION:draft-shepler-nfsv4-dirnotify-00.txt

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	Title		: NFS version 4 Directory Notifications
	Author(s)	: S. Shepler
	Filename	: draft-shepler-nfsv4-dirnotify-00.txt
	Pages		: 12
	Date		: 2003-5-29
NFSv4 [RFC3530] contains within it a mechanism for the delegation of
file data to a client.  The intent of this feature is to reduce the
necessary interaction between a client and server such that overall
performance is improved.  The same type of mechanism does not exist
for directory contents and to determine validity of cached directory
contents an NFSv4 client is left with polling the server to determine
if updates have occurred.
The proposal described here is for an NFSv4 minor version that would
allow a client to register interest in a directory and to receive a
callback RPC upon update of that directory.  This type of interaction
would reduce or eliminate the polling that occurs between client and
server and improve scalability of the server's resources along with
improved performance for the client's directory content caching.

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