[Samba] Directory listing with 11k files very slow to list

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Apr 20 01:08:10 GMT 2004

> | I have a samba server which has a directory with 11764 files. (The
> | program stores information about jobs and each job has 3 files,
> | nothing I can do about it).
> | When I do a listing of that directory using smbclient, it takes 15+
> |  seconds to complete, same thing on Windows XP.
> | Does anyone have any ideas on how I can speed this up?

Three letters - XFS.  We had terrible problems like this, we ditched
ext2/3 and moved to XFS.  Things are much better now.

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