Samba writing speed with big blocks
andre at grueneberg.de
Sun Dec 12 17:59:31 GMT 1999
-=( Hi Petr )=-
Petr Sulla schrieb:
> If I change the block size to 65488 or more, then the writing speed
> falls down to 3 MB/s, which is not what I expect from a 100Mbit
> network :\
I had some similar experiences, but the transfer rate decrease by a factor of
n*ten (from 5MB/s to ~120KB/s). I have had a 3com 3c905 card. After replacing
it with a RTL8139 powered NIC, I got 5MB/s at all block sizes (tested it up to
10MB block size using OS/2 client with a DEC Tulip NIC). I also experienced,
that two Win95 systems didn't have these speed increases (with various kinds
of NICs (RTL8139, 3c905, DEC Tulip, AMD)), but after running Win98 or NT on
them, I got the full speed.
BTW: No settings in smb.conf changed anything of this behaviour. And why are
you that diappointed about 3MB/s...it's a great value...;))
> Please help, because my boss already makes unpolite notices about
> Linux and threatens with installing NT on the server and I would be
> quite unhappy if this would happen.
Has he tested, whether NT can use the above rates?
-=( CU Andre )=- E-Mail: andre at grueneberg.de
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