[svlug] Linux seems to suck as an NFS server.
dtm at hex.net
Tue Aug 18 00:24:10 PDT 1998
I use Linux as NFS clients and servers for filesystems around
100GB. I posted details to comp.os.linux.networking and
comp.sys.networking, and others related to NFS. All responses said that
Linux's stable implementation is slow and I can use other OS's that have
had full NFS implementations forever, like Solaris or FreeBSD. Or that I
could try the experimental 2.1 series Linux kernel.
I don't know if a robust, stable kernel driver is destined for
And as for your SMB problems that required a Windows reboot and
that wouldn't list all contents of the Neighborhood, perhaps upgrading to
the latest kernel and Samba would help. There is a Lose 95 workaround in
recent kernels. Linux was refreshing filesystem info too fast, and it
would crash Windows.
SMB is such an utterly horrendous pseudo-standard that it
stress-tests architectural limitations in all OS's involved -- both unix
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