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SubjectRe: Kernel + NFS is 4 times slower than FTP!?
Alan, is it normal for FTP to be 2x as fast as NFS?
With 100mbps, I never seemed to have any issues, but with GIGABIT I
definitely see all sorts of weird issues.

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Maw, 2006-01-17 at 18:48 +0100, Tomasz Kłoczko wrote:
>>> I wonder how much faster NFS over TCP would be, or if NFS in the kernel is
>>> the problem itself?
>> On Linux NFS over TCP is slower than over UDP ~10%.
> For the specific case you measured. Its never quite that simple because
> behaviour over different networks and error patterns varies a lot and
> TCP can be a big win on loaded networks or under error conditions,
> especially packet loss, where fragmentation losses kill throughput on
> UDP.
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