RE: Questions on NFS client inode management.

Trond Myklebust (
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 09:50:11 +0200

>>>>> " " == xiangping chen <chen> writes:

> Hi, Trond Thanks for the reply. What kind of reclaiming scheme
> is used by NFS client and the Linux local file system, say
> ext2/ext3? Is it used for reclaiming the inode resources, or
> for memory in general (like killing processes)?

I'm not really much of an expert on the memory management. I try to
stick to doing NFS. If you are interested in the exact mechanisms of
page reclaiming, you might want to try to study the function
try_to_free_pages() in mm/vmscan.c. It never stops changing though ;-)

> Is there any benchmark available to test how many active inodes
> a particular system can support?

Not to my knowledge, but as I say, I'm not really an expert...

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