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Method to automatically mount directories based on hardware speed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010324D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The NFS server is not capable of providing a Quality of Service, which can differentiate between different clients. A NFS QoS strategy could implemented by combining a router in front of the server and a range of network interfaces into the server.

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Method to automatically mount directories based on hardware speed

Currently the NFS server is not capable of providing a Quality of Service, which can differentiate between different clients. This is because the NFS daemons (nfsd) are threaded and all run at the same priority. They also all work on the FIFO same request queue. This is of particular concern as 1G networks can over run a NFS server with requests. The command "netstat -rn" displays an existing example of a route table.

A NFS QoS strategy could implemented by combining a router in front of the server and a range of network interfaces into the server. The speed of the network interfaces combined with routing table would then provide a QoS strategy for the NFS server. Please see the following ascii graphic:

This enables the natural bandwidth of the interface to the NFS server to be the gating factor is providing QoS ordering of incoming requests to the NFS server.

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation

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