[CentOS] files not showing up in an nfs mounted filesysetm in timely manner

Blackburn, Marvin mblackburn at glenraven.com
Fri Jul 31 15:37:16 UTC 2009


Alan,
We set actimeo=3 and this has significantly improved our problem.
I saw this value in an HP thread and seemed reasonable.

Thanks for the heads up. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Alan Sparks
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] files not showing up in an nfs mounted filesysetm
in timely manner

Blackburn, Marvin wrote:
>
> We have and nfs mount from a windows pc nfs server.  A file is created
> on the server, but can take as long as 50 seconds to become available
> on the client.
>
> We are running Centos 5.2 (final), using NFS version 3.  Is there
> anything we can do from the client side to see the file more quickly. 
> The files are very small, usually about 1k
>

Look at the "nfs" man page and consider mount options such as acdirmin,
acdirmax (or actimeo), possibly even noac in specific circumstances.
-Alan

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