CIFS read-ahead

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Thu Jul 10 16:37:54 GMT 2003

On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Nicholas M. Kirsch wrote:

> I have two W2k3 machines, on GigE, one with a 2GB ramdisk acting as a
> server, one as a client. Try as I might, I cannot achieve more than about
> 250 MBs in a single-stream sequential read -- which I imagine can be
> blamed on latency. I have heard rumours of the ability to enable
> read-ahead for CIFS clients -- is this possible, or just a rumour? And if
> possible, can anyone offer some tips?

Ummm, you claim to be getting more than is possible with a single GigE 
link, and you still want more. Or, did you simply misplace a decimal 

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at], 

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