svn commit: r270860 - stable/9/usr.sbin/nfsd

Rick Macklem rmacklem at
Sat Aug 30 20:26:31 UTC 2014

Author: rmacklem
Date: Sat Aug 30 20:26:30 2014
New Revision: 270860

  MFC: r269788
  Document the use of the vfs.nfsd sysctls that control the size of
  the NFS server's DRC for TCP.
  This is a content change.

Directory Properties:
  stable/9/usr.sbin/nfsd/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/9/usr.sbin/nfsd/nfsd.8
--- stable/9/usr.sbin/nfsd/nfsd.8	Sat Aug 30 20:18:47 2014	(r270859)
+++ stable/9/usr.sbin/nfsd/nfsd.8	Sat Aug 30 20:26:30 2014	(r270860)
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
 .\"	@(#)nfsd.8	8.4 (Berkeley) 3/29/95
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd April 23, 2011
+.Dd August 10, 2014
 .Dt NFSD 8
@@ -164,6 +164,24 @@ utility
 would then be used to block nfs-related packets that come in on the outside
+If the server has stopped servicing clients and has generated a console message
+.Dq Li "nfsd server cache flooded..." ,
+the value for vfs.nfsd.tcphighwater needs to be increased.
+This should allow the server to again handle requests without a reboot.
+Also, you may want to consider decreasing the value for
+vfs.nfsd.tcpcachetimeo to several minutes (in seconds) instead of 12 hours
+when this occurs.
+Unfortunately making vfs.nfsd.tcphighwater too large can result in the mbuf
+limit being reached, as indicated by a console message
+.Dq Li "kern.ipc.nmbufs limit reached" .
+If you cannot find values of the above
+.Nm sysctl
+values that work, you can disable the DRC cache for TCP by setting
+vfs.nfsd.cachetcp to 0.
 utility has to be terminated with

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