RHEL 6 NFS client reading from a Windows NFS server sometimes takes much longer to complete ls -l

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  • Inconsistant response times for ls –lra on the same NFS mount point directory containing about 12,000 files. Response times range from 7 minutes to 5 seconds to yield the same listing output of all 12,000 files.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (NFS Client)
  • kernel 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
  • NFSv3
  • Windows 2012 (NFS Server)

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