time dd if=/dev/zero of=/path_to_nfs_drive/testfile bs=16k count=16384 (writes a ~256M file of 0's through nfs)
time dd if=/mnt/path_to_nfs_drive/testfile of=/dev/null bs=16k
I'm getting about 24 s on the write (the first command)
and about 20 s on the read (second command).
If you're getting anything vastly better than this, can you give me the details of your /etc/exports on the server and the /ets/fstab on the client that connected to it?
I'm runing all gigabit (nics and switch), but getting the speed of a 100 base-T (almost). I'm trying to see if it's just me or if nfs is really this slow.