Very bad performance when copying large files from windows to samba-share

Johannes Tyve tyve at
Tue Apr 16 00:15:02 GMT 2002

An easier way to find the bootleneek...

Start top or/and iostat on the samba box.
Start copying a file that are successfull.
Check if the file is growing in the same rate as it is supposed to on the 
samba box (ls -l).
If it takes the full size before the copy starts it uses Strict Allocate.

Using top and iostat you should be able to determine what resources you are 

You say that it's a 30 second timeout. Maybe you could change it. I guess 
it's something on the win98 box. Maybe someone else could help here? This 
could be a workaround until the problem is solved.


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