nfsiostat(8) System Manager's Manual nfsiostat(8)
nfsiostat - Emulate iostat for NFS mount points using
nfsiostat [[<interval>] [<count>]] [<options>][<mount_point>]
The nfsiostat command displays NFS client per-mount statisitics.
specifies the amount of time in seconds between each report.
The first report contains statistics for the time since each
file system was mounted. Each subsequent report contains sta-
tistics collected during the interval since the previous report.
If the <count> parameter is specified, the value of <count>
determines the number of reports generated at <interval> seconds
apart. if the interval parameter is specified without the
<count> parameter, the command generates reports continuously.
If one or more <mount point> names are specified, statistics for
only these mount points will be displayed. Otherwise, all NFS
mount points on the client are listed.
The meaning of each column of nfsiostat's output is the following:
This is the number of operations per second.
- rpc bklog
This is the length of the backlog queue.
This is the number of kB written/read per second.
This is the number of kB written/read per each opera-
This is the number of retransmissions.
- avg RTT (ms)
This is the duration from the time that client's kernel
sends the RPC request until the time it receives the
- avg exe (ms)
This is the duration from the time that NFS client does
the RPC request to its kernel until the RPC request is
completed, this includes the RTT time above.
Note that if an interval is used as argument to nfsiostat, then the
diffrence from previous interval will be displayed, otherwise the
results will be from the time that the share was mounted.
-a or --attr
displays statistics related to the attribute cache
-d or --dir
displays statistics related to directory operations
-h or --help
shows help message and exit
-l LIST or --list=LIST
only print stats for first LIST mount points
-p or --page
displays statistics related to the page cache
-s or --sort
Sort NFS mount points by ops/second
show program's version number and exit
iostat(8), mountstats(8), nfsstat(8)
Chuck Lever <email@example.com>
15 Apr 2010 nfsiostat(8)
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