Problem writing large files

Kirk Patton kirk.patton at
Tue Dec 7 16:25:01 GMT 1999


I have recently run into a strage problem with Samba.

I am running 2.0.6 on a linux 2.2.10 kernal, 450Mhz K6 box.

The user is running a K6 NT 4.0 workstation.  Previously, she had been
using a k5 based NT system.

After she was upgraded the the faster system, she imeadiatly started
having problems writing out large files to the samba shares.  Large
being ~100k.

I tried to figure out what was going on by running a strace on the
smbd child process.  As soon as I attached to the process, the file
was able to complete its write operation.  If I monitored the smbd
process before I tried to write the file, the problem would not
manifest itself.  Otherwise, it would consistantly fail on large write

Has anyone seen any probelms resembling this one?


Kirk Patton
System Administrator
CA Microprocessor Division
Advanced Micro Devices
Phone (408) 774-7883
Pgr. (408) 870-5461
Fax (408)774-7606

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