Optimal number of nfsd? [was: Re: OT:nfs hangs with redhat 7.3]

ulairi ulairi at ulairi.org
Mon Jul 29 12:55:12 PDT 2002

Quoting Jim Meyer <purp at wildbrain.com>:

> Hello!
> > # Number of servers to be started by default
> Here's an excellent question: how does one calculate the optimal number
> of nfsd processes to have lying about?
> Thanks!

Best rule of thumb I've ever seen was nfsd per CPU. 

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of excellence. Nor is it the true acme of excellence when you win and the whole
empire says, "Well done!". True excellence is to plan secretly, to move 
surreptitiously, to foil the enemy's plans and to balk his schemes, so that at
the end, the day is won without shedding a drop of blood.

                                Sun Tzu, The Art of War. [6th Century. B.C.E.]"

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