Optimising NFS for system files

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Tue Dec 30 14:07:23 UTC 2008

> As to NFS speed, you should experiment with NFS on TCP and run a large
> number of nfsd on the server (see nfs_server_flags in rc.conf). For
> example -n 6 or -n 8. Maybe also experiment with the readsize and
> writesize. Anyways, i don't think you can expect the same throughput
> via NFS (say 10 MB/s, or more on Gig ethernet) as on a local disk

anyway even relatively slow computer (like pentium 200) can easily 
saturate fast ethernet. mostly network speed is the limit.

there is slowdown because network introduces slight delay, but few ms at 
most if network is made properly

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