win 95 client - VMS cluster SAMBA server

James Hughes jamesh at
Tue Oct 7 17:32:07 GMT 1997

M. Damerell wrote:
> << Are there any known problems...
> I was told that  VMS's  spawn()  is much slower than  Unix's
> fork()  and this makes a  VMS  server very slow.  Hearsay only,
> I have no personal knowledge of this.

I did a benchmark of file sharing with NT against VMS with Winbench. NT
was 2x faster with Pathworks clients and 5x faster with Windows for
Workgroups clients. Linux (486-50,EISA,8MBRAM,SCSI) as fast as NT


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