NFSROOT, LVM2, et al...

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 1 19:34:43 PDT 2004


Ian Molton wrote:

> I honestly couldnt tell it was running on NFS speed wise with the exception of the very first couple of scripts (pulling in a lot of pages) and loading mozilla (about 2 seconds slower).
> 
> Compiling a kernel was a mere 3 seconds slower than when I was using a local disc (55MB/sec seagate barracuda w/ 8MB cache, so no slouch).
> 
> the key to speed is to use an async NFS export. sync is slow as hell. and yes, my server is on a UPS ;-)

I will be doing the same sort of thing in the next month for a cluster 
of servers at a colo facility; one monster storage server and the rest 
diskless, using NFS for root and anything else they need.



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