Bug #2429

Abnormally low NFS/TCP 10Gb/s performance with Linux clients

Added by ftigeot almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:ResolvedStart date:10/04/2012
Priority:HighDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-


- two Xeon boxes
- one Intel X520 10G-base-T NIC (ixgbe driver) in each box
- a single CAT6 cable to link them
- DragonFly-3.1 server
- Linux kernel 2.6.32 client

NFS/TCP file transfer performance only reaches 450 KB/s top

The same Linux client machine is able to read files at a speed of 110 MB/s using
regular Gigabit network interfaces (bce and em drivers)


#1 Updated by ftigeot almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

DragonFly is not to blame for these abysmal performance results after all.

The original Linux client machine was running Scientific Linux 6.2; updating it to SL 6.3 was enough to
fix the transfer speed issues at 10Gb/s.

Even though Scientific Linux 6.3 also uses a 2.6.32 kernel, it is able to read files at speeds up to 5.4 Gb/s.

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