[Samba] Any LARGE production Sambas?

Roylance, Stephen D. SROYLANCE at PARTNERS.ORG
Tue Jun 3 18:00:08 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 1:53 PM
> To: Michael MacIsaac
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Any LARGE production Sambas?
> The biggest single impact on performance is the number of files in a
> directory. Large numbers of files in one directory will slow 
> samba down to
> a crawl. I am unaware of ANY impact of file system size on 
> performance,
> other than number of directory entries.

Is that because the underlying OS is slow operating in large directories, or
because of Samba overhead?
How many is 'Large numbers of'?  100's, 1000's, millions?

> - John T.


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