Subject: Re: NFS problems
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/22/2002 16:30:34

You mean we're still doing 8k R/W on Sparc, while the intel is doing 32k

No *wonder* I started running into problems between the two.

[well, that and a miniswitch that probably doesn't have enough memory to
rub together to make a spark.]

On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Frank van der Linden wrote:

# 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.
# More recently, there seems to be a stream of reports from 1.6BETA
# systems, which somehow makes me think that UBC has a different write
# pattern (more bursty perhaps), which makes more network hardware
# get into trouble. In fact, problems have been reported even with
# 8k packet size, which had been the old default writesize forever.

I had problems before UBC entered the picture.

Discovered, by the way, that AIX won't play nice with UDP NFS clients
that are not on the same network as the server.

NetBSD: it'll be there when you're ready for it.