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SubjectRe: READDIRPLUS max mount option

On Fri, 2008-03-07 at 14:37 -0500, Kyle Rose wrote:
> I have a very specific use for an NFS mount over a WAN, and allowing for
> much larger expected READDIRPLUS requests actually improves performance
> by at least a factor of 10 by eliminating the round-trip latency that
> results from the application's single-threaded
> readdir/stat/stat/stat/... behavior. Rather than maintain a hacked
> kernel on my end, I'd rather the READDIRPLUS limit be a mount option.
> Hence, the following patch. It defaults to the old behavior
> (8*PAGE_SIZE), but with a properly-prepared mount binary will allow the
> client to specify a limit.
> I'm not subscribed to the list, so please CC me in any relevant discussion.
> Kyle

(adding cc to

The binary mount format is frozen forever, so the changes to nfs_mount.h
and nfs4_mount.h are definitely NACKed.

Otherwise, it would be nice to know why this absolutely has to be made a
mount option rather than just having a system-wide option (either a
module/boot parameter or a sysctl) to control the behaviour of all


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