Rita wrote: > On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM, Mihamina RKTMB <mihamina at rktmb.org> > wrote: >> On 11/17/2013 08:58 PM, Rita wrote: >> > What is the maximum number of NFS mounts per client? I have an >> > instance where there are over 400 mount points using autofs. I was wondering if >> > there is a downside to that. >> >> Except the network load, I think you'll just have the same issues you >> basically encounter with NFS. But, may be if you feed with actual problems... >> >> For curiosity: What's the use case of having 400 NFS mounts? Are you >> using TCP? UDP? > Thanks for the response. > > I am using TCP mounts. The reason for 400 mounts is because we have > several hundred storage servers and use automount to mount them up. The data is > scattered all over the place thus the extremely large mounts. May I ask how *big* all those storage servers are? If you're not talking tens of terabytes or more, you might consider a honkin' big RAID box, with one or two servers controlling it and serving (and maybe even 10GB pipes; gigabit pipes at a bare-bones minimum. It'd use a lot less energy, cost less, and be lower maintenance. For example, AC&NC sells one, holds 42 2TB drives, and cost just over $32k. mark "can't *imagine* how I'd know that...."* * No, I don't work for them. Like the product.