Re: NFS Server Questions

Alan Cox (
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 01:02:52 +0000 (GMT)

> Reading several FAQ's, and HOWTO's I understand the Linux does not provide
> read and write caching for nfs mounts. Thus preformance over nfs related

Limited but yes.

> Has anyone else seen this and know of possible solutions?? Does anyone know
> of a linux tool to debug an NFS related problems?? Any
> help/pointers/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

tcpdump understands NFS.

If all your kit is Linux see if you can reproduce the problem with with 1K
blocksizes. Also try 2.0.32pre6 which has some network driver card updates
(tho a driver fail would lose all networking on that host)