NFS Buffering

Tom Horsley horsley1953 at
Thu Sep 30 01:10:29 UTC 2010

On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:21:25 -0700
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:

> Why not cut to the chase and run scp to the remote server.  TCP will do
> a wonderful job of filling your pipe, but not too much.

I see long delays with scp between two different systems talking
to ext3 filesystems on both ends. The scp command will say 100%,
but not actually exit, and the network monitor applet will show
lots of network traffic for quite a while. When the network traffic
dies down, the scp command finally exits.

I always figured it must be caching lots of packets in the 8 gig
of memory I have.

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