Optimising NFS for system files

Bernard Dugas bernard at dugas-family.org
Tue Dec 30 08:44:46 UTC 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> i can see a reading speed difference 4 time slower on client than on 
>> server (time tar -cf - /usr > /dev/null).
>> I will play with jumbo MTU for network performance, but would anybody 
>> know if i can ask system files NFS exports to stay in server memory ? 
>> I have less than 2Go to share and 2GO DDR2 is affordable.
> you don't have to.

So you din't think that if all files are already in RAM on server, i 
will  save the drive access time ?

Or do you think the NFS network access is so much slow that the disk 
access time is just marginal ?

Do you think i should use something more efficient than NFS ?

Best regards,
Bernard DUGAS Mobile +33 615 333 770

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