[Beowulf] number of NFS daemons

Kozin, I (Igor) i.kozin at dl.ac.uk
Thu Mar 8 05:09:13 PST 2007

I was looking at our NFS server performance recently
and was puzzled by the number of the daemons it was 
running - 33. It might be the default for Suse 10.1
but I am not sure. It's usually recommended to set the
number to a multiple of 8 with 32 being perhaps the
most popular. I've read that 16 or 32 nfsd daemons 
produces the most efficient blocking for I/O operations.

How many NFS daemons people are using on a dedicated
NFS server?


I. Kozin  (i.kozin at dl.ac.uk)
CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, WA4 4AD, UK
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