May 26, 2018
Command line tool to check NFS server response times
NFSping is a command line utility for measuring the response time of an NFS server. It’s basically a copy of the fping interface but doesn’t share any code with that project.
On modern NFS servers, the network stack and filesystem are often being run on separate cores or even hardware components. This means in practise that a fast ICMP ping response isn’t indicative of how quickly the NFS filesystem is responding. This tool more directly tests the responsiveness of the server’s operating system’s NFS component.