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SubjectRe: read-ahead in NFS server
> >> Are you using TCP?  Are you using NFSv4, or an older version?
> > I'm using NFSv3/UDP.
> IMO, you definitely want TCP and NFSv4. Much better network behavior,
> with some of the silly UDP limits (plus greatly improved caching
> behavior, due to v4 delegations).
the clients of my system going to be embedded system with low
performance cpus and I need UDP as it needs less cpu power.

> > when I run local dd with bs=4K, I can see that the average IO size is
> > more than 300KB.
> Read-ahead is easier in NFSv4, because the client probably has the file
> delegated locally, and has far less need to constantly revalidate file
> mapping(s).
I'll check that.
but what about the server side? why the issued IO's are only as twice
as the size of the NFS requests?

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