[Samba] Re: How Samba let us down
jay at jayts.cx
Wed Oct 23 19:27:17 GMT 2002
Esh, Andrew wrote:
> Here at Tricord, we run Samba through some pretty intense tests, as well.
> Since we are a file system producer, we focus on corruption bugs. We haven't
> found any in Samba,
Since I've been curious about this anyway, I might go ahead and check:
Do you (And J. Terpstra, and others) test sending really huge files,
such as 700 MB ISO CD-ROM images or bigger, across the net, and then
run a cmp on them, going in each direction. That is:
1. Start with a reference huge file on Windows, known to match an
existing file on Unix, then copy it over through Samba and
do a cmp on them? About how many times is this done in your
tests? More than a few hundred?
2. Also run the test the other way, and compare the copies on
the Windows side?
> I'm not trying to chime in here, but if there was
> the kind of bug someone would notice within the first few hours of use, we'd
> have hit it hundreds of times already, just in our testing this week. We've
> been testing like this for more than two years.
That's what I thought, too. My take on it was that it was related to
Samba, but not necessarily caused by it. In any case, it was all more
than a year ago, and isn't an issue to me at all.
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