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SubjectRe: Happiness is fast compilation over NFS

read some of the posts about setting NFS flags to read/write 8192


On Tue, 16 Jul 1996, Peter Desnoyers wrote:

> After a great deal of disappointment because the nice fast Linux
> systems we bought at work (mostly at my urging) compile slower than
> diskless sun3s*, I finally sat down and started playing around with the
> GNU assembler.
> Lo and behold, if you define FILE_OFFSET_IS_CHAR_INDEX at the top of
> libbfd.c (or in bfd/Makefile) and recompile, writes get coalesced
> properly and compilation over NFS works the way it should.
> I just thought there would be other people out on the list who would
> appreciate this information...
> [*no flames, please. With compiler, source, and target all over NFS -
> which is a typical configuration with most modern workstations - Linux
> compile performance is awful. The problem is 2-fold - the Linux NFS
> client doesn't coalesce small writes into larger ones, and the GNU
> assembler + GNU libc interact by default in a way which causes the
> assembler to do most of its writing in chunks of 20 to 100 bytes.]
> --
> ...............................................................................
> Peter Desnoyers : Midnight Networks Inc. 200 Fifth Avenue Waltham MA 02154
> : Ph. 617/890-1001 Fax -0028 The Best in Network Software

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