[ILUG] odd nfs problem...
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Jan 18 23:09:49 GMT 2002
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, kevin lyda wrote:
> i'm not downgrading to 2.4. if anything i want to upgrade to
never mind that, the real question is why you had to have OpenBSD:
"security dude.. OpenBSD is leet!" were your words iirc¹, and then
decided to involve nfs.
> oh wait, you mean linux 2.4. well... i dunno. see there's
> a linux 2.2.19 box that nfs mounts the same dir (as well as
> several others) and hammers on it a great deal more (it plays all
> my mp3's which are pretty much on from 9am to 1am the next day).
but i'm not implying the problem is completely with the linux server.
the problem might well be with the openbsd box or network hardware.
that patch implements the rpc 'ping' operation, so that linux can
regularly 'ping' the openbsd's rpc layer, allowing the openbsd box to
not have to bump up ever increasing nfs timeout counters.
before this patch my diskless indy was agonisingly slow, constant NFS
timeouts - server at 100MBit, indy @ 10MBit, cheap hub between them
whose idea of bridging packets is 'drop them'. after applying this
patch to the server it worked fine.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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-- Robert D. Sprecht, Rand Corp.
¹. ok, i might be paraphrasing slightly. :)
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