Increasing ncsize to assist NFS performance on Solaris

(Doc ID 1004583.1)

Last updated on MARCH 07, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Severe nfs performance problem with a workload which was operating on hundreds of thousands of files.

The performance problem can be demonstrated by comparing the tarring of 212,000 files to dev/null (tar -cf /dev/null .) over nfs and locally.  The local tar was extremely fast but the nfs tar took hours.  A simple du -s over nfs also showed slow behavior but was fast locally.

Cause

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