[Samba] Ext3fs/ReiserFS Performance Enhancing

Harondel J. Sibble help at pdscc.com
Fri Mar 21 18:27:19 GMT 2003

Simple question, is writeback caching enabled in your disks firmware. How you 
turn that on/off depends on the drive brand. Some ship with write caching 
enabled, some don't.  Also note, this a bit dangerous especially if you don't 
have a UPS, a power bump/failure can leave the filesystem in a funny state.

Note I've experienced the same issues you have with an NT4 server and never 
resolved it after replacing all the hardware with identical and different 
components and multiple os reinstalls.

I suspect you'll want to look at the e2fsprogs suite


as it includes tools for tuning the ext2 and ext3 filesystems, specifically 

On 21 Mar 2003 at 10:54, Robert Adkins II wrote:

>  The speed is nearly identical, regardless of which server that I
> attempt to write data to. Running ifconfig reveals the following
> information...
>  The spare/test server hasn't had any recorded errors and suffers
> from the same write performance issues.

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