Q

Setting up a file server

Previously, you provided me with some advice for improving NFS performance. I tried cat /proc/net/rpc/nfsd and the following:

 rc 27 1990131 248684
 fh 0 2238443 0 0 227
 io 1932368455 3377147869
 th 8 0 197.180 0.220 0.120 0.000 0.300 0.200 6.220 0.010 0.000 0.000

Is that okay for a good fileserver?

Do you recommend any changes in NFSD?
You're using the default amount of threads for a Solaris system. Unlike the old TV show, eight is not enough here. Try 64 -- there are no memory issues you need to worry about if you're not really using all the threads. There are two ways to do this.

  1. Use this command: pc.nfsd 64
  2. RPCNFSDCOUNT=64 in /etc/rc.d/init.d/nfs

This was last published in October 2003

Dig Deeper on Open source Web and application servers

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchDataCenter

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

Close