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2002 FREENIX Track Technical Program - Abstract

Linux NFS Client Write Performance

Chuck Lever, Network Appliance, Incorporated; Peter Honeyman, CITI, University of Michigan


We introduce a simple sequential write benchmark and use it to improve Linux NFS client write performance. We reduce the latency of the write() system call, improve SMP write performance, and reduce kernel CPU processing during sequential writes. Cached write throughput to NFS files improves by more than a factor of three.
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