elatllat
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NFS vs SMB

Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:36 pm

SMB uses a lot of the raspberrypis CPU, and apparently NFS is much more efficient:
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showt ... p?tid=4006
anyone tested this on the rpi?
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neuseriverpaul
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Re: NFS vs SMB

Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 pm

I can't say that I have tested it but I have been running NFS on my pi and it is stable and fast. Unless you have to serve windows machines I'd say stick to NFS.

technion
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Re: NFS vs SMB

Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:04 pm

It's certainly accurate for general Linux installations.

There's a reason critical services like VMware will talk to NFS - but not SMB.

It should be safe, without even trying it, to confirm NFS for more effecient.

However, what's at the other end? Is the hassle of getting your client PC talking NFS worthwhile? For many streaming media solutions, NFS support doesn't even exist.

elatllat
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Re: NFS vs SMB

Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:12 pm

buxwuu wrote:I think that MMN is better than both of those...
what is MMN? (google/wikipedia did not return anything relavent )
technion wrote:...what's at the other end?
Is the hassle of getting your client PC talking NFS worthwhile?
A bunch of things; XBMC, Android, iOS, Windows8, OSX.
I was thinking of using NFS where possible to allow more concurrent access without maxing out the CPU. Seems like a pain though.
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technion
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Re: NFS vs SMB

Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:59 pm

elatllat wrote:what is MMN? (google/wikipedia did not return anything relavent )
The guy was just posting junk to get his post count up before he started spamming. Ignore it.

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