[OpenAFS] File server memory requirements

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:38:17 +0100

On 19 Jun 2011, at 21:32, Matt W. Benjamin wrote:

> One way you can take deterministic advantage of more memory in today's =
fileservers (caveat, if you have the workload) is to increase the number =
of callbacks supported.  If you're not already setting a million or so, =
for rw file service, you might consider increasing that parameter.

Also, if you are on an Linux, it will use any "spare" memory to keep =
copies of recently accessed data, so that it doesn't have to go back to =
disk for it. For this reason alone, it can be worth having large amounts =
of memory in your file servers.