[Samba] Poor performance with Mac OS X Panther clients

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat May 15 02:55:37 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 03:34, Nathan R. Valentine wrote:
> > I will test the results from both Windows and Mac OS X clients with the
> > data hosted on a Windows server to measure the results. From experience,
> > I expect that the Mac OS X clients will still perform worse but not to
> > the same degree as when the data was hosted on Samba. 
> Turns out that we are seeing similar CPU spikes on the server whether
> the server is a Windows box of a *nix box running Samba. To me, this
> would indicate that this is a problem with the Mac OS X client. Based on
> the packet dumps, I would say that the Mac OS X Samba system is doing
> the the directory contents lookups in a very inefficient manner. Since
> OS X is running a version of Samba... Anyone have any tips? 

Actually, the OSX client is the smbfs originally from FreeBSD.  (And
unrelated to the Linux smbfs).  

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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