> From: John Mc Donald[SMTP:johnmcd at cs.may.ie]
> Sent: 22 June 1999 14:57
> To: Paul Jakma
> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] NFS version 3
>> We are actually trying to install MPICH version 1.1.2 to do some clustered
> computing. The problem we are having is documented with the installation
>>judging from traffic on linux-kernel, the NFSv3 client patches are
relatively stable, not too sure about the server patch. Might be an idea to
use another Unix, eg FreeBSD, as the file server for the cluster. It's NFSv3
support is a lot better than linux's.
If you have to use v2, then look at the noac and actimeo= mount options. But
from experience linux still doesn't get it right. I have lots of problems
with reading mail from a shared nfs volume where access times don't seem to
be updated properly. :( The noac option seems to work but really slows down
performance, and actimeo doesn't seem to work either.
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