David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Fri Oct 13 11:26:06 GMT 2000
James Sutherland wrote:
> Are cache hits really that slow in Solaris? :-)
For big directories, yes.
A mere 10,000 files/directory will drag Solaris and Linux
> Obviously there is some bottleneck here, but are you sure it lies in the
> Samba<->Solaris interactions?
No, I think they're almost all on my (Solaris) side of
the interface. Using smbclient get is only slightly
slower than using cp.
> The real question, though, is how much slower is extracting the data from
> Solaris's cache as opposed to a Samba cache? Also, how much overhead will
> the cache add to misses - think SparcStation 5 vs 10?
That's an open question: it's probbaly best discovered
by observation and then an experiment, by adding a vfs
with just a dir cache. (Tim Potter's vfs switch is a
great help here).
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