Experience with Disconnected Operation in a Mobile
Satyanarayanan, M., Kistler, J.J., Mummert, L.B., Ebling, M.R., Kumar,
P., Lu, Q.
In this paper we present qualitative and quantitative data on file access
in a mobile computing environment. This information is based on actual
usage experience with the Coda File System over a period of about two years.
Our experience confirms the viability and effectiveness of disconnected
operation. It also exposes certain deficiencies of the current implementation
of Coda, and identifies new functionality that would enhance its usefulness
for mobile computing. The paper concludes with a description of what we
are doing to address these issues.