[Samba] Samba - Performance Issues

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Wed Oct 2 18:27:29 GMT 2002

On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 12:57:17PM -0500, Vinay Kudithipudi wrote:
> Hello Guys,
>   I am having some problems with configuring SAMBA with regards to
> performance. We are running SAMBA 2.2.3a on Dual PIII 1Ghz machines with
> 512MB of RAM. The server is running on a default server installation of Red
> Hat 7.2. We have a 500Gb RAID 5 drive using the Promise SX6000 Raid
> controller.
>   Currently we are only getting a throughput of ~5MB/S for writes and
> ~13MB/S for reads. Comparing that to NFS which yealds ~15MB/S for reads and
> ~13MB/S for writes. This clearly rules out the Hardware bottleneck since XFS
> is able to perform better on the same hardware. Here is the smb.conf I am
> using currently

What clients are you using ? This can make a big difference in how
you tune things.


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