Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.5 and NFS - any suggestions?
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/25/2002 23:46:56
On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 12:40:55PM -0800, Artem Belevich wrote:
> The problem is that under heavy NFS load (mostly as NFS client with
> NetAPP filer as a server) the boxes lock up for up to several
> minutes.

Check either /var/log/messages for complaints from the drivers,
or the output for nfsstat -c for 'errors' or 'retries'. If
this somehow shows that packets are getting dumped by something
in this setup (could be any piece of networking hardware in your
path), try one of: 1) reduce the read/write size for the NFS
mount (try 16k or 8k), 2) use TCP. See mount_nfs(8) for details.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                 
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