Subject: Re: NFS mounts
To: C Kane <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/1998 10:50:38
On Wed, Dec 16, 1998 at 06:11:10PM -0800, C Kane wrote:
> Hello.
> Doing an NFS mount under NetBSD-1.3I/i386 seems to be rather slow.
> It's certainly somewhat slower than HP-UX but Linux performs
> best of all.  

That's strange, because it's the exact opposite of what I have seen
on various systems. How are you measuring the performance? What
is your hardware?

> On a separate but related note, NetBSD uses a reserved socket port
> by default for NFS mounts.  Is this the default on commercial UNIXes
> as well?  Does each mount point get its own port?

Each mount point gets its own socket/port. This does indeed give
a limitation, as there are a limited number of reserved ports
available (< 1024). Then again, why would you want to use so many
mounts at the same time?

- Frank