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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-list] NFS and reiserfs
On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Samuel Flory wrote:

> someone (you?) talking about v3 issues with SGI boxes under 2.4 on the
> nfs list. I didn't much pay much attention as it wasn't an issue I
> could help with.

that might have been me...

the issues were related to how IRIX nfs client expects server to
behave wrt to device files and other special files. First problemo
was fixed, second one (FIFOs) is apparently undefined for NFS.

also have problems with linux needing a bit of tuning wrt to NFS over
lossy links. (eg a 10<->100MB bridging hub).

but these are very very specific issues. IME if you have a good
network connection and you don't need IRIX to be diskless hanging off
a Linux NFS server then NFSv3 works extremely well.

Paul Jakma
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