Subject: Re: NFS timeouts (sorta weird)
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2002 18:00:29
In message <>, John Franklin writ
>I had a problem with a NetBSD 1.6 NFS server being slow to write out.
>Under 1.6, the buf cache (systat bufcache) is used for both some NFS
>buffers (request and answer cache ? ) which are charged to the root
>partition in systat.  These same buffers are used for vnodes and
>metadata buffers.

>Unless you've changed it in your kernel config file (options BUFCACHE),
>then it is 5% of total memory.  Your NFS server may be trying to get
>enough bufs to stat the inodes and create the NFS request cache.

Exceptionally likely-sounding!  I will look at this.