[tech] morwong NFS speed problem
alastair at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Jul 12 15:57:53 WST 2005
On Tue, 12 July, 2005 at 03:34:53PM +0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> I'm talking about being objective. This isn't an attack against you.
> The trouble with this is:
> * you haven't taken into account local buffering;
Yes I have. It's a file I know hasn't been read on either machine since
the last reboot.
> * you didn't tell us which share this was;
It's in my home directory.
> * you only did the test once
Further tests would have read from the local buffer cache. You'll note
that I reversed the order of the tests for the 2MiB file in order to rule
out caching issues on martello.
morwong has had very low load (<0.05) all day AFAICT.
> Again, buffer cache, no share information, one test.
> We don't know how busy things are.
> The other things to take into account:
> * mussel is a 700ish MHz PIII
> * morwong is a less fast alpha (as leighton said, a piece of poop)
> * mussel has >512mb ram
> * morwong has what? 256mb?
None of these seem wildly different enough to account a two-order-of-
magnitude difference in the times spent for I/O.
This thread isn't Sysadmin 101; remember that it simply began with me
pointing out a problem.
> Is mutt on morwong compiled 32 or 64 bit?
/usr/local/bin/mutt: COFF format alpha dynamically linked, demand paged
executable or object module not stripped - version 3.13-14
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