[Beowulf] max number of NFS threads: NFS config optimization

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:19:44 PST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 2:46 PM, John Hearns <hearnsj at googlemail.com> wrote:

> This depends on your distribution.
> On SuSE Linux, look in /etc/sysconfig/nfs

Found it. Its the same file on Fedora, my distro.

> I used to set the number of NFS kernel threads to the number of clients when
> building a cluster. This is very probably misguided, and far too much.

Oh! Well, I have 256 compute-nodes here right now. Not sure if that
will work then. I've boosted my threads to 32 from 8. But 256 might be
an overkill I suspect!


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