Re: 2.1.111 VM and low memory machines

Alan Cox (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 11:21:57 +0100 (BST)

> Except for some broken old Ethernet cards, your data seems to
> indicate that the default NFS block size should vary with the
> total amount of memory.

No the NFS block size normally depends solely on the server. In fact with a
BSD derived server you have to use disk block sized transfers or your write
performance will be basically unusable.

What it is saying which is much more important is that at least for 8Mb
and up the memory handling is behaving in 2.1.111

> There is a TCP/IP window size CONFIG_* option that might deserve
> similar treatment.

Maybe - thats run time configurable in 2.1.x too though

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