A system component that provides file caching support for file system drivers.
The portion of an AFS Client machine that communicates with AFS server processes by translating file requests made locally into remote procedure calls. It stores the requested files in a cache on the local disk, from which it makes the files available to local users.
a program on a client machine that accesses files stored in AFS. When a user requests a file, the cache manager retrieves it from the appropriate file server and stores or "caches" a copy of it on the client workstation's local disk for the user to use.