Subject: Re: NFS benchmarks
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/24/2000 22:50:20
Hash: SHA1

On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Peter Seebach wrote:

>In message <>, "Michael C. R
>ichardson" writes:
>>  Can anyone point me at any benchmarks comparing NetBSD, FreeBSD and
>>Linux 2.2 (kernel NFS) as NFS servers?
>Not directly, but I can say, I've had *ZERO* trouble with NetBSD as an NFS
>server.  And a lot of very good experiences, too.
>Statistics, I'm useless for.  If you want a couple of 'person-who' stories
>to spice 'em up, drop me a line.

This is anecdotal evidence, of course, but the mailing lists (especially
port-alpha a few months back, and port-next) are _full_ of people having
trouble with Linux nfs client and server stability and compatibility in
various forms.  In particular, problems of the sort `I am using <OS> as
an nfs server and all my wildly heterogeneous clients are fine except
for my one linux box' or `I was using linux as an nfs server, and all my
wildly heterogeneout clients had no end of trouble, but when I switched
to <OS> everything was fine, for various values of OS...

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				Jim Wise

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