Throughput problems with NFS
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Oct 12 20:03:35 PDT 2003
:On Sunday, October 12, 2003, at 12:49 PM, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> NFS_FABLKSIZE appears to just be the abstracted block size for
:> reporting the number of blocks in a file and for aligning other
:> size requests. I don't think the small value hurts.
:An example from my understanding is that we do a ton of fsync's on
:a 3MB file because of NFS_FABLKSIZE being such a low number.
:As for an actual performance speed up, I haven't seen one from my
:testing while bumping up this number. I also appear to be hitting
:some other network contention points that are limiting my throughput
:to around 50MB/s on GigE.
It shouldn't cause fsyncs, unless the program doing the fsyncs is
badly broken :-). I think we should leave NFS_FABLKSIZE alone for
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