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NIS + NFS slow in Solaris environments (9.3)
  • From: Pierre Patino <pierre@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 11:51:57 -0700
  • Message-id: <428648CD.2050502@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hello all
We've got about five Linux boxes in our subnet. The rest of the systems are Solaris 6-8. We are having problems logging into our NIS accounts. All Linux boxes are running NIS clients. When we log into our accounts (maintained on a Solaris8 box in a different subnet), it can take several minutes (between 4 and 8 minutes) from the moment we enter our password until the moment the GNOME or KDE environment appears to be ready. Furthermore, opening any flavor of terminals takes longer time compared to when we log in a local account on the same machine. We suspect a slowdown due to NFS mounting. This suspicion came from noticing that logging into a local account and then doing a "su" to a NIS account was much much faster (than a KDE/GNOME login) but copying files between NFS-mounted and local disks was quite slow. The Solaris systems do not exhibit this problem (we'd be out of business if they did). We've even tried paring down all of the user "." files to the bare minimum as well (.profile, .cshrc,. whatever).
Spending some time in GoogleLand, I saw some mail regarding reiserfs problems with NFS. Our Linux boxes have been installed with most default settings including reiserfs. All motherboards are from different vendors (Asus,Tyan,GigaByte etc) and all are AMD64 3000+ and above.
Has anyone seen and perhaps conquered this dragon?

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