Subject: Re: NFS problems
To: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/22/2002 20:05:15
In message <20020722235640.A19849@vaasje.org>, Frank van der Linden writes:
>On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 08:03:52AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> In message <20020720013228.A8641@pyy.jmp.fi>, Jukka Marin writes:
>> There have been a number of problems caused by the new default NFS
>> block size. Should that be backed out? Better documented, with a
>> work-around? Made into a sysctl-settable value?
>The larger default size is present in 1.5.2 and 1.5.3 as well, and
>is only used on i386. Very few problems were reported with 1.5.2,
>except for some old ethernet cards, which was more or less expected.
>The fix for this is documented in the mount_nfs manual page.
Hmm -- but one program that had blocksize-related problems was cfsd,
and it ran just fine on 1.5.3. That's pure loopback; there's no
Ethernet card involved.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com ("Firewalls" book)