On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Kevin Philp wrote:
> 500mb for the desktops and 700mb for the server. The server flies
> all the time, its just the desktops. I checked one of the
> complainers and they were editing a 10MB OpenOffice presentation!
> That took time to load even on the local hard drive.
FWIW, I have users who use OOo on a 448MB laptop, with /home on NFS,
accessed via 1 to 2MB/s 802.11g. Seems fine.
> I am not in the office now but the server is a 2.4 kernel, can
> remember exactly and the desktops are 2.6.8 if memory serves me
Ah, one of those versions is *way* too old. The other is just old.
- move the server to 2.6, much better
- if not already so:
- move the filesystems exported to ext3
- mount them with 'data=journal'
- the default journal size is pretty small for ext3 iirc (man page
doesn't say exactly what size, but its order of 10MB for a
multi-GB filesystem), use the '-J size=<number of MB>' option to
mke2fs, order of 100MB is more appropriate imho.
Even with a small (e.g. default) size journal, data=journal should
make a difference to writes via NFS.
- Unless you have a perfect network, have clients mount as TCP.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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