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I do a lot of nfs builds at work as part of development on a proprietary OS. Some things will only nicely build on-OS, which for dev purposes is generally running in a non-local VM. The relevant git repos are massive enough (I'll frequently be building a small part of the tree, but still have to clone the whole thing), and the VMs disposable enough, that dealing with slower builds via an nfs mount from my workstation and/or homedir server is faster than repeatedly cloning.

You can probably argue that this is a consequence of bad tooling rather than any strength of nfs builds, but it is an example of a non-trivial number of developers frequently building over nfs.

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