Solaris/Samba logon slowness

jra at jra at
Tue Oct 29 18:58:01 GMT 2002

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 11:38:57AM -0400, Len Laughridge wrote:
> Hello:
> I've been following the thread about oplocks recently, and have been waiting 
> for more info on the (now dormant) thread about Solaris fcntl() issues.
> My server is a Sun E-250, 2x400MHz, 1-Gig RAM, lots of storage, samba 2.2.5
> 1.  WinXP logon/logoff is unbearably, excruciatingly, painfully, s*l*o*w.  
> 'loading your personal settings....' and 'saving your settings....' can take 
> upwards of 10 minutes for some users.  In the process, users either get 
> impatient and forcibly power off their machines/undock their notebooks, which 
> leads to data corruption and damaged profiles.  Sometimes, minutes into the 
> process, a '...could not update your [local|roaming] profile...' message will 
> appear.  Is there *anything* that can be done to help with this in the short 
> run?  (Not using Windows would be the best, but it's not an option.)
> 2.  I may upgrade to 2.2.6 tonight.  Is there anything special I should do 
> besides ./configure && make && make install which could remedy the situation?
> Thanks in advance.  I can post my smb.conf if needed, but I'll save the 
> bandwidth until it's requested.

You need the Sun patch (sorry I'm not in my office right now and
can't get to the patch-id). *Definately*. Samba will be slow on
Solaris without it.


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