Last week's "Windows Server 2003 better than Linux" test

David Collier-Brown -- Customer Engineering David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Mon May 12 16:49:14 GMT 2003

   Ironically, I happened to be working on Samba read performance
just before the Veritest test of Red Hat AS 2.1 and Samba 2.2.7

   I notice that the write cache size wasn't set in Samba:
am I right in thinking that this **alone** should allow
a write speed improvement proportional to the stripe
   My measurement on a different but parallel configuration
shows a roughly tenfold speed difference for a 3-wide stripe
(admittedly on quite a fast set of disks!)

   I am concerned about read speed, though: my customer has
to provide streaming video from a 7-wide stripe...

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