nfsiostat man page

nfsiostat — Emulate iostat for NFS mount points using /proc/self/mountstats


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 statistics 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.


Define below


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:
- op/s

This is the number of operations per second.

- rpc bklog

This is the length of the backlog queue.

- kB/s

This is the number of kB written/read per second.

- kB/op

This is the number of kB written/read per each operation.

- retrans

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 reply.

- 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



See Also

iostat(8), mountstats(8), nfsstat(8)


Chuck Lever <>

Referenced By


15 Apr 2010