Performance problem

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Oct 26 05:26:04 GMT 2001

On Friday 26 October 2001 08:02, Andre Klocke wrote:
> We use some Samba servers running SuSE 7.1 and samba 2.2.1a.
> These servers are sometimes very slow while delivering data over the
> network. It is like a short sleep-mode followed by a wake up. We use Win
> 95, 98 and 98SE Clients.

You're going to have to do a little more diagnostic work.  Run "top" or a similar
program while the problem is occurring to see what the machine is doing ...
check smbstatus to see what kind of memory usage is occurring.  Is the swap
file being used a lot?  How much RAM do you have vs. how many connections
are you using?  Are there any errors in the log file when the machine is slow?
Have you tried increasing the log leve to see if something shows up.  I assume
that you have checked to make sure that nothing on the server is going into
power saving mode ever, but double-check.  What speed HDDs do you have?

You may just be hitting a situation where your server hardware is being worked
hard and is having trouble keeping up.  Until you do a little more reseach you
won't know for sure.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services

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