How to debug 100x variance in writing the same file?

John Gerth gerth-samba at
Fri Jan 21 05:45:39 GMT 2005

Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 19:46 -0800, John Gerth wrote:
>>I'm just stuck at the moment and not sure that going down to the
>>ethereal level is going to help.
> What makes you say that?
> It is almost always the very first thing we start with - that, and the
> Samba logs.  You should look at what is going on in both.
  There was nothing obvious in the samba log but then again wasn't cranked up
  very high yet.  What level should I use? What sort of entries should I expect?

  The reason I say that about ethereal is that the traffic is very bursty and
  I think I've pretty much eliminated an outright network problem since the
  same WinXP client has no problems with a Win2k3 server.  This makes
  me think that it's something on the Xserve which is just making it
  go comatose for long periods.

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