Interesting Blog Post about 8.3 names

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Nov 20 09:56:36 MST 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 09:40:53AM +0100, Christian Ambach wrote:
> In case you are not following Jose's blog, there is an interesting post
> about the performance impacts of 8.3 names on NTFS and how to disable
> them to get more speed:
> What would be the matching Samba options to disable 8.3 names
> completely? Any idea how much that speed up Samba directory enumerations?

We don't have one (currently). We don't store 8.3 names on disk,
but always generate them from a hashing function, so it wouldn't
change anything w.r.t. disk access or lookups. Removing them
would save some CPU cycles though - might be worth it.


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