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From: Gavin Schenk <>
To: "Uwe Kleine-König" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] fs: nfs: Start earlier to resend requests
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:52:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 09:13:51AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> On a customer site we're experience a bit over 1% UDP packet loss. When
> wiresharking an NFS transfer of a kernel image (with the goal to boot
> via NFS) I saw 64 of 2555 RPC calls staying unanswered. With the current
> timeout setting each of them introduces a delay of 2 seconds and the
> whole transfer takes 137s. With the timeout reduced to 0.1s the transfer
> time is not optimal (going down to approx 15 seconds) but at least it
> becomes bearable.
> To still cope with a slow network (in contrast to an unreliable as
> pictured above) increase NFS_MAX_RESEND to keep NFS_TIMEOUT *
> NFS_MAX_RESEND (which defines the overall timeout before aborting the
> transfer) constant.
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <>
Acked-by: Gavin Schenk <>

I have tested this on the customer site with 1% UDP loss :). I am working with
the IT department to get a better network. Until that happens, this patch helps
me successfully boot NFS.

Gavin Schenk

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-11  8:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-11  7:13 Uwe Kleine-König
2021-06-11  8:52 ` Gavin Schenk [this message]
2021-06-11 11:13 ` Sascha Hauer

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