Interesting Blog Post about 8.3 names

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at
Sat Nov 24 10:51:33 MST 2012

From: Jeremy Allison <jra at>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:56:36 -0800

> 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.
> Jeremy.

To set "mangled names = no", Samba does not generate 8+3 names.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at>

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