[ILUG] NFS advice
kevin at cybercolloids.net
Tue Feb 7 20:20:58 GMT 2006
Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Kevin Philp wrote:
>> I have changed the mounts to to tcp and added the no_subtree_check to
>> the server. I have also disabled IPV6 on the desktops anyway...
> IPv6 will make 0 difference to NFS.
>> so far no complaints. I am wondering if the last "its slow" complaint
>> was justified!! The system seems to work fine and then one of the
>> desktops will just grind to a halt. For example - usually to open
>> OpenOffice takes a few seonds, this can increase to 45 seconds when
>> the system "plays up" and KDE can take 5-10 seconds to open a menu.
>> Checking top I don't see much activity so its not an issue with
>> desktop cpu or memory resources. Most frustrating of all its
>> intermittent. A reboot clears the problem. It might not raise its
>> head for hours or even days.
> Sounds like you're running out of memory. OpenOffice particularly is a
> bit of a hog. How much RAM do these machines have?
500mb for the desktops and 700mb for the server. The server flies all
the time, its just the desktops. I checked one of the complainers and
they were editing a 10MB OpenOffice presentation! That took time to load
even on the local hard drive.
>> The server is Mandrake 9.1 (nfs v2)
>> The desktops are Mandrake 10.2
> Says nothing to me, I was curious about kernel version really.
I am not in the office now but the server is a 2.4 kernel, can remember
exactly and the desktops are 2.6.8 if memory serves me correctly.
I will see what happens next week.
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