windows explorer question

Murali Bashyam mbcoder at
Tue Jul 25 17:38:56 GMT 2006

samba 4. Large writes are clearly better for latency but that was not my
immediate concern.  I was interested more in how the large write ends up
happening only with samba and not directly with the windows file server.


On 7/25/06, Jeremy Allison <jra at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 11:08:54PM -0700, Murali Bashyam wrote:
> > Does anyone know why the windows explorer (XP client) uses large writes
> > (SMBwritex using 60 KB size), when uploading a file to a samba server
> and
> > small transfer sizes (SMBwritex using 4K bytes) against a windows 2003
> > server? The negotiate protocol step is similar between the 2 exchanges.
> What version of Samba ? What difference in performance
> does the difference in write size cause ?
> Jeremy.

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