[Samba] write performance of Win xpp sp2

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 22 01:28:58 GMT 2004

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 12:19:38AM -0500, John Ward wrote:
> Gentlemen,
> I have noticed (!) an unbelievable drop in performance with
> Windows xp pro sp2 systems, compared to sp1.  The performance 
> I have noticed is 122 seconds to write 65,000 indexed records
> to a dBase type file under sp2 and the same job in sp1 is 
> 7 seconds!!  I can't believe that this is a 'normal' feature
> of Windows sp2 software when working with Samba.  Is it possible that Microsoft has made changes that make Samba under Linux totaly uncompetitive.  
> ps. the performance drop is still there using the 'copy' 
> command from the command prompt.  The file in question is 8.1 Meg, large but not unreasonable.  ANY help would be appreciated.

Can you get an ethereal trace of an XP-SP1 copy and the same
copy done to the same Samba server under XP-SP2. We can then
look at the difference. What Samba server version (and what
platform please).


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