NFS small files

Eric Anderson anderson at
Wed Mar 9 02:25:04 GMT 2005

Peter Hessler wrote:
> I'm setting up an NFS server to be used for compiling, and it seems that
> while speeds are acceptable for large files, small files take much
> longer than expected.
> Copying 10000 16K files (in a directory) takes 54seconds, while copying
> a 170M single file takes 5s.
> Are there any tricks for speeding up small file performance?  I'm
> willing to give up large file performance.

What mount options are you using on the client?

Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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