Subject: Re: NFS problems
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/22/2002 17:35:16
On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> In message <>, Frank van der Linden writes:
> >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.

So. Sounds like a bug (somewhere) in the NFS code. Last I checked the
loopback didn't drop packets. ;-)

Take care,