Samba faster than Windows 2000 on identical hardware

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Mon Nov 5 14:18:02 GMT 2001

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> PPS. I wonder if any of the Samba vendors might like to
>reproduce these results :-) :-)
Well, we won't do exactly that, but we'll show you the numbers we've been
getting on Samba.  It scales very well across SMP up to 287
Mbps on a uniprocessor, with 812 Mbps on a 4-way with the same Netbench
setup.  The info on how the setup was tuned is in there, in case anyone
else wants to try.

Along these lines, does anyone know if Anton's sendfile() patch made it in?
It was part of these tests...

Jim McDonough
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