I am working on a development network that uses NFS so that home directories etc can be accessed from any machine. However, NFS is occasionally flaky, causing slowdown/freezing of the machines.
I am working on server-side code, using a development copy running on my machine. It does a lot of filesystem and database access, so make it more responsive, I have moved the files onto the local disk and put a symlink in the original directory on NFS.
But, if NFS is responding poorly, will the symlink act as a bottleneck, preventing quick access to local files? Or will it be cached so as to avoid this problem?