[Samba] Plea for Help with Slow Roaming Profiles

Matthew Scarrow mscarrow at comit.ca
Tue Aug 12 14:53:56 GMT 2003

I just found out that the service WebClient on XP machines was causing about
10 minute delays when trying to browse the shares this may be the same
problem you coming up against but in a diffrent situation. Try disabling
WebClient service on you XP clients and see if that makes a diffrence.

Matthew Scarrow
ComIT Solutions Inc.
Paris: 519-442-0100
Brantford: 519-750-0933

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From: samba-bounces+mscarrow=comit.ca at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+mscarrow=comit.ca at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
Damian Gerow
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:47 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Plea for Help with Slow Roaming Profiles

Thus spake Christoph (christoph at scheeder.de) [12/08/03 02:55]:
> pretty simple explanation:
> your profile is getting bloated with everything in your personal folder.
> under XP go to C:\Documents and Settings\<your username> and look
> around.
> each and every bit in this dir gets synced to your profileserver on
> logout. Same thing for 98/nt/me, only different places of the local
> profile storage
> minimize the contents there in and your logout gets times faster.


I don't know if you've read my posts, or the logs we've posted, but I am 99%
positive that this is *not* the case.

I can watch the logs, and on loglevel 2, the machine opens the shares, does
*nothing* for ten minutes, closes the share, opens the shares again, loads
the profiles in a matter of seconds, and then logs me in.  Higher logleves
show that for the duration of those ten minutes, the machine seems to be in
some sort of a loop.  This line comes up a fair bit:

    setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0

Looking back through the archives, you can see my much higher loglevel posts


These profiles are fresh and clean -- we're talking 2MB, tops.  And on a
100Mb LAN, we should be able to maintain profiles of 10MB without too much

I *know* that a bloated profiles causes problems, but I really, *really*
don't think that's the issue here.  However, I'm willing to post anything
and do anything to help narrow the problem down.
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