Re: NFS and kernel 2.6.x

From: Trond Myklebust
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 14:08:12 EST

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 11:48, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> In other words, with adaptive rtt the concept of "retrans" being a
> fixed number is fundamentally flawed -- unless it's also accompanied
> by a minimum timeout time. You'd need a retrans value of 20 or so for
> the above perfectly normal LAN situation, but then that's far too
> large on other occasions with other networks or servers.

At that point, it makes sense to drop the entire "retrans+timeo"
paradigm, and just state that soft timeouts take a single parameter
("timeo") that determines the timeout value.

That's something that is dead easy to do...

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