Performance (and other) problems
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Fri Oct 16 16:25:40 GMT 1998
| Over the last summer we took our home dir / applications servers for
| 330 Win95 PCs that they service and attempted to replace them with a
| single AlphaServer 8200 (Digital Unix (OSF/1), Samba, 4GB RAM,
| The results were *not* good
I can help, a bit: I have a small performance model I use
for sizing, and can make a back-of-envelope estimate based
cpu type and number
number of ethernets and speed
number of scsi controllers
number of disks on each of the above controllers.
Can you send me (and others who want to help) that sort of info?
It's genuinely unusual that Samba is bottlenecking on cpu:
most people have far more than they do disk bandwidth
I promise to report back to the group.
David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
185 Ellerslie Ave., | and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain
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