Samba speed

Theodore Tso tytso at
Mon Dec 8 23:38:02 GMT 2008

On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 03:12:33PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Turns out that ext4 doesn't suffer from the slowdown in the
> first place. The paper is extremly interesting, I'm looking
> at the implications for our default settings (most users
> are still using Samba on ext3 on Linux).

I thought the paper only talked about ext3, and theorized that delayed
allocation in ext4 might be enough to make the problem go away, but
they had not actually done any measurements to confirm this
supposition.  Has there been any more recent benchmarks comparing
ext3, ext4, and XFS running Samba serving Windows clients?

      	    	    	    	  	  - Ted

P.S.  I'll be on the Google campus tomorrow and Wednesday attending
the Ubuntu developer's conference; we should get together for lunch or
dinner or some such....

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