still very slow (MS Word and Excel only)
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Wed Aug 2 16:08:48 GMT 2000
Comments below ... All context left in.
At 08:07 AM 8/2/00 -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> Robert Gehr wrote some time ago about MS Word and Excel
>being mysteriously slow, but only when talking to a Samba server.
> After the usual tests, to make sure it was samba and was
>on multiple machines, we tried a test with log level 3, where
>the human tester only opened the file once. HOWEVER, the smbd
>logs showed samba servicing a stream of open/close/open requests.
>Seven of them!
>> I fired up Excel [On and NT Workstation --dave] and klicked in the
>> latest opened files on ASIEN.xls which is on the server.
>> I checked my watch and it took about 10 sec. before the file was opened.
>> I immediately copied the log file to another file and that is what is
>> attached. The file was definetly opened only once in Excel.
> The logs showed seven sucessful opens, and 6 closes, all identical.
> This is a behavior I've not (knowingly) seen before, so I'm ccing
>samba-technical list too, to catch everyone.
> Two questions:
> Anyone recognize this symptom?
No, but I have seen Windows boxen doing lots of strange things.
> Any suggestions for the next diagnostic step?
Test the same against NT to see if the trace is the same.
>David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
>185 Ellerslie Ave., | and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain
>Willowdale, Ontario | //www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/author.html
>Work: (905) 415-2849 Home: (416) 223-8968 Email: davecb at canada.sun.com
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba
More information about the samba-technical