Subject: Re: nfs sync, slow
To: Tracy Di Marco White <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/05/2000 21:30:28
On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 09:10:08PM -0600, Tracy Di Marco White wrote:
> I've put together an i386 box running 1.5_ALPHA2.  It's exporting a 90GB
> filesystem via NFS.  It's quite quick for things we do directly on the
> filesystem (ffs+softdep), but if we try to do things via NFS, it's
> tremendously slower.  It's quicker to scp a file then copy it via NFS.
> The network is 100MB, and watching the hard drive lights when copying
> things shows that NFS copies things synchonously, while scp and other

I'm only an informed layman wrt. NFS, but:

Thats the normal NFS v2 write semantics.

What OS are you using on the clients? Can it do NFS v3? If yes, does it do it?

> local accesses make use of the soft updates.  I'd like to speed things
> up, but I don't know how best to do that.  Hints, pointers, suggestions
> welcomed.