Samba CPU Usage with large directories ...
scottt at methodstudios.com
Tue Dec 17 00:20:00 GMT 2002
We have a samba server running version 2.2.5 on kernel 2.4.18 with the SGI XFS patch. The shared
volume consists of an XFS partition on a 3-ware raid5 controller. The network connection is via a 4
port bonded pipe to the switch.
We notice that the samba CPU usage during write operations increases dramatically once a directory
contains more than a certian number of files - thought to be somewhere around the 1500 to 2000 mark.
We have tried allowing samba more memory, which did not seem to help - and have had little or no
success finding any information on the web, hence this post.
Thanks for your attention and help,
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