[Samba] massive performance problems if transferring many small files

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 5 10:05:08 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 20:12, steffen.k at gmx.at wrote:
> Hi,
> If I try to transfer about 27.000 small HTML-Files from my Windows-PC to our
> central SAMBA-Server I'll get  massive performance problems. First the
> performance looks ok but after a time period of 3 minutes it goes slow down -
> appr. one file per second will be transferred. Has anyone an idea what I can tune
> to avoid this annoying behaviour.

> - samba version 2.2.8a (64bit compiled)

Are all/many of these files in the same directory?

I would suggest that Samba 3.0 might handle this situation better, or in
2.2 set 'mangle method = hash2'.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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