svn commit: samba r3944 - in branches/SAMBA_3_0/source: lib smbd

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Nov 25 11:33:24 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 11:12 +0200, Toomas Soome wrote:
> Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > How much does sendfile gain us at all? I've had to debug really nasty problems,
> > I scratched my head why samba simply stops responding, making XP reconnect.
> > sendfile = no was the very simple answer after hours of staring at sniffs,
> > trying to reproduce the errors. If we don't see a huge performance improvement
> > I'd VERY strongly argue that we dump sendfile completely. It is just way too
> > buggy in common kernels.
> linux is not the only os around.

That's actually the argument against sendfile().  If it were not used on
Linux, then it has better chance of being broken by Linux-bound
developers.  (Unfortunately it does happen, even with the build farm).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>
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