Is it possible to use a local drive to cache an NFS share

Graeme Russ graeme.russ at
Mon Sep 3 09:00:45 EDT 2012

Hi All,

I am mounting /home over NFS which is great, but it really kills compile
times. So I have a local HDD which I have copied all my source code over
from which I do my coding and compiling.

What I would love to do is use the local drive to cache /home. Specifically
one user directory under /home - only one machine will ever be modifying
the contents of this directory.

Or should I just use rsync?

On a side note - I moved my source code from a 1TB HDD on a 3Gb/s SATA port
to an Intel 510 series 250GB SSD on a 6Gb/s SATA port. But I didn't see an
appreciable increase in compile speed.



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