[Samba] massive performance problems if transferring many sma ll files

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 12 11:38:27 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 21:14, Simon.Harris at nationwide.co.uk wrote:
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> What does mangle method hash2 do differently?
> My case involves similar amount of files in a single directory in the
> format:
> five-digits[0-9].{ABC}
> (where I can have three extensions for same five-digits)
> This is managed by an application so will not get duplicates.
> Is there anything I can tune to speed-up the findfirst that my application
> is doing for every file? 
> Am using the defaults in samba.conf!

ok, those names would not be mangled.

At the cost of correctness, you can set 'case sensitive = yes'.  This
will make the findfirst *very* fast, but if the client doesn't get the
case *exactly* right, things break badly...

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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