SAMBA Really Slow
John at rediscov.com
Fri Feb 23 17:23:47 GMT 2001
It's been awhile since I posted on this thread because I have been busy with
other things. Unfortunately, I don't owe anyone on this list a beer as I am
still having the problem. I originally started this thread as a problem
with MS Visual Foxpro, but I don't think it is an issue with VFP. The
problem seems to be that SAMBA is taking a very long time to serve requests
for file information.
The following two tests I performed are symptomatic of my problem:
1. Copying approx. 400 mostly small files using Windows Explorer I get the
1:22 (5 secs of this is preparation)
2:15 (1:00 is preparation!)
In the case of copying files from SAMBA windows explorer sits there
processing files (i.e. it has not started copying) for about a minute with a
"Processing..." message. I assume it is gathering information on each file
(like its size). Also note that the the smbd process consumes 95-98% of CPU
time during this preparation stage and then drops significantly once files
2. Copying one large file from windows explorer.
No problems with a single file copy.
Is SAMBA just really slow at processing large number of files or am I
missing something in the configuration (my smb.conf is attached)?
John R. Supplee
Re:discovery Software, Inc. <http://www.rediscov.com>
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