[Samba] Samba Performance question

Guenther Deschner gd at suse.de
Mon Dec 9 14:04:01 GMT 2002


On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 02:20:49PM +0100, Dragan Krnic wrote:
> > 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 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.
> Migrating to another file system should not be a big headache, if
> you have the means (free disk space, tapes). Such a shame ReiserFS 
> has no ACLs. By far the best for such situations.

just for the record: 

all the recent SuSE-versions ship with acls on xfs,ext2/ext3,jfs and
guess what: reiserfs. on SuSE Linux 8.1 you have to enable it though and
recompile your kernel.

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