[Samba] Poor linux client performance (comparing to XP)

Denis Vlasenko vda at port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua
Mon Oct 4 13:58:05 GMT 2004

On Monday 04 October 2004 12:49, bostjan.skufca at domenca.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I haven't found anything useful googling around so I decided to ask here.
> I have a Linux server running Samba on 100Mbit/s ethernet. If I connect to
> it using WinXP, mount some share and download files from it it reaches
> about 9MB/s transfer rate. Using FTP gives even higher transfer rates.
> when I use linux to connect to (linux!) server, mount shares and download
> files then transfer speed reaches only about 3-4 MB/s. Using smbclient is a
> bit faster (0.5-1MB but not always). Using other linux workstations (faster
> machine) i could only boost transfer rate to 5.0-5.5MB/s.
> Server and workstation machines are using 2.4.27 and samba 2.2.12
> (slackware distro).
> Is anyone familiar with this issue?

You may want to dig more facts:

* is server CPU 100% loaded or not? Client CPU?
* does bandwidth increase if you download several large files
  from same share in parallel?

You may use attached program to collect various statistics.
I compiled it with dietlibc.

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