Very slow performance after installing RAID controllers
archimage at linux-magic.com
Thu Oct 25 09:56:10 GMT 2001
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Moran" <wmoran at iowna.com>
To: "Thomas Cameron" <archimage at linux-magic.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: Very slow performance after installing RAID controllers
> I think you're posting to the wrong list ... you changed HW and OS and
> you blame samba for network problems?
(sigh) I don't "blame" Samba at all. I just know that this list membership
has a lot more experience than I do, and I hoped that someone might have
> Yes, but if you FTP/scp or do any other kind of _network_ copying (other
> than through samba) how does the performance look? If it looks as crappy
> as the samba performance, then you need to look at your network config
> before bothering with samba.
ftp is also sporadic.
> You may be tweaking the wrong knobs.
OK, so what do you recommend?
> New hardware that conflicts with your network card? New OS that with
> drivers for your network card? I think these would be more likely
> this point than samba.
I checked /proc/interrupts, /proc/ioports, and /proc/iomeme - no conflicts
> Do some transfer tests with ftp and/or scp or any other network traffic
> than samba) and see if the performance is up to what you expect. If it
> match the crappy samba performance, then you may have a samba problem.
> But all network traffic is slow, you'll want to check interrupts, ifconfig
I have already swapped out network cables and changed ports on the switch.
I have also rearranged the SCSI cables. Nothing seems to work. I have a
gut feeling that the network card driver is flakey. But, I have recompiled
three versions of the Linux kernel, with the NIC driver compiled as a module
and directly in the kernel and it hasn't changed anything.
Any further insight appreciated.
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