samba 2.07 performance - large num files in dir
davecb at canada.sun.com
Wed Apr 4 13:32:18 GMT 2001
Greg Marion wrote:
> I was just wondering if the issue with having a large number of files in
> dir with regard to performance is fixed in a release of samba beyond
> 2.07? Or - how can I avoid this problem of samba searching through
> all the files in a dir when a new file is being created. Samba 2.07
> buy once it's cache is overrun then performance starts to lag. Here is
> a snip from the samba log file:
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
If you happen to be using Solaris, either
Ss 7 or 8, add "logging" to the options field
in yout vfstab and remount the disk.
The Solaris metatdata-loggiong option helps
applications whih do lots of directory
foolishness: it indirectly helps searches
by freeing up pessimaly-retained cache pages.
Changing the subject slightly, I didn't realize
thre was a samba-side cache, although I know it was
discussed. Perhaps an option of the form
# Tell samba how many entries to expect
largest dir = 2049
might be used to hint at a cache size???
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