[Samba] Samba Performance question
Jim at Morris-World.com
Fri Dec 6 16:31:33 GMT 2002
On Friday, December 6, 2002, at 04:13 AM, Noel Kelly wrote:
> Someone else might well know better but....
> I believe this is a file system issue. ext2/ext3 manipulate the
> directory entries using lists so if you have a great many files in one
> directory you will see performance issues as you describe.
The original poster is running an HP cluster system with Tru64 v5.1!
Linux has nothing to do with his issues.
> The answer to this is to change filesystem - no mean feat with your
> data sizes. Filesystems like XFS and ReiserFS use binary trees to
> manipulate the directory entries and it is a far faster way of doing
> things with crowded directories so you should see an improvemnet.
Probably a good point, but again, he is limited to the filesystems
available under Tru64. I have only used HP-UX up through V10.0, and am
not familiar with Tru64, so cannot comment on that....
> I suppose an alternative short term solution is to get the users to
> break large directories up into small ones if the data lends itself to
Probably the best solution - but maybe not what his customer will want
Wolfgang: is this on a raid array, or some type of other storage
array? Could that be the bottleneck? Is the NT system using
comparable storage hardware?
Jim Morris (Jim at Morris-World.com)
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