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From: Pradeep <>
To: Linux NFS Mailing List <>
Subject: File create performance between NFSv3 and NFSv4.
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:55:15 -0700
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While testing a performance issue, I noticed that the number of
creates that an NFS client can do over NFSv4 is significantly lower
compared to NFSv3. I'm using the test below:

Command run:  --operation create --threads 128 --file-size 1
--files 1024 --top <nfs-dir>
[ 128 threads, each doing 1024 file creates of 1K size]

This gives around 1169 creates/sec with NFSv4.1 and 8073 creates/sec
with NFSv3. This is with the exact same client and server. NFS server
is tuned to use 200 threads.

When I looked at tcpdump, I noticed that over NFSv3 multiple parallel
requests are being sent and NFSv4 is pretty much serial. Is there
anything that I can tune to improve NFSv4 performance w.r.t to file

This also shows up in benchmarks like SpecFS SWBUILD's INIT phase
where millions of files are getting created.


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2020-07-01  0:55 Pradeep [this message]
2020-07-01 18:06 ` Mkrtchyan, Tigran

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