We have noticed some behaviour we are having problems explaining and
fixing. If I open a large file with OpenOffice on the server and save as
a new file each operation takes about 3 seconds. If someone on the
network opens that same file with OpenOffice over NFS its is a similar
speed - however when saving the file the system can grind to a snails
pace - sometimes around 10KB/s but the speed does vary considerably.
The machines are a decent spec (AMD2000/1G RAM) and the network
connection is 100Mbs ethernet with little traffic.
traceroute shows a straight connection between the machines and I can't
see any routing problems.
The server has the files exported as:
and the client mounts the volume as:
192.168.1.100:/home /home nfs
Does anyone have any suggestion why the performance is so poor? A few
days ago we moved several giga bytes over the network with no problems -
we seem to have an issue with OpenOffice saving on NFS volumes.
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