> > However, while writing to the disk, NFS throughput drops
> > to about 0.5MB/s and I get "server timed out" & "server OK"
> > messages a lot. Sometimes NFS practically halts. (Note
> > that this happens even when the NFS and disk commands are
> > not in the same pipeline, so it's that the pipes are getting
> > full.)
> > What could be causing the slow-down and how might I fix it?
>> This is a tasty one, Kenn ! The only thing that jumps to mind is
> / processor load but I have to admit, it sounds unlikely. I considered
> gzip's consumption of CPU which will be high, but you say you've done the
> whole thing with dumping it to /dev/null so that should let out gzip.
Actually, I'm not sure if I've tried NFS & SCSI together without
gzip. I was doing the NFS tuning with NFS->gzip->/dev/null.
> Perhaps the aic7xxx driver is greedy ? Have you tried
> running Windows
> and using Ghost :-)
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