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    > Writes are so slow that NFS is practically unusable. Too bad, cause I
    > have lots of unused disk space on Suns, around here.
    >
    > My tests are on very similar equipment, both computers on 100MBps
    > full-duplex ports on switch. DE500-BA (de4x5 driver) on Linux.
    >
    > I tried changing rsize/wsize parameters, but achieved nothing.
    >
    > All other types of network communication run at half to full network
    > speed (50 - 100MBps). Also when mounting Sun's disks to other Sun,
    > performance is quite OK.
    >
    > Is there any workaround?

    Use 2.0.x. The 2.1.x NFS code needs several major modifications before it will
    perform acceptably against Sun equipment - notably write gathering support.

    Alan


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