Re: NFS and kernel 2.6.x

From: Jamie Lokier
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 14:40:20 EST

Trond Myklebust 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.

I agree. 30 seconds seems like a good default.

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

I'll test a patch for 2.6.5 if you provide one.

-- Jamie
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