OS X 10.9 Maverick

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Jun 19 08:46:50 MDT 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:41:25PM -0700, George K Colley wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2013, at 10:02 AM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 04:30:59PM +0200, Ralph Böhme wrote:
> >> Hi everybody,
> >> 
> >> Apple is moving to SMB2 as the default filesharing
> >> protocol in it's next OS X incarnation 10.9 Maverick:
> > 
> > A VERY interesting question will be whether it will be able
> > to issue parallel requests. I very regularly earn a lot of
> > money by telling people that Samba can not do much about
> > OS/X doing what we used to call rabbit-pellet mode, i.e.
> > sending sequential, very small requests. If that is still
> > the default for their SMB2 implementation, I think people
> > should better stick with AFP.
> In most case small IO was caused by upper level making
> sync reads and writes with small IO. With SMB 2 we handle
> large IO and multiple message being sent. Now if the call
> application (Excel) sends lots of little IO in sync mode
> then there is not much we can do about that issue.

Hehe, yes, I've seen OS/X saving Excel files doing exactly
that. How does OS/X deal with it in the AFP world?


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