[Samba] Poor linux client performance (comparing to XP)
Bostjan Skufca at domenca.com
bostjan.skufca at domenca.com
Mon Oct 4 13:15:59 GMT 2004
When using 1 client, it is 95% idle, when using 2 clients it is 85% idle.
When using 2 clients the throughput roughly doubled (from ~4MB/s to ~8MB/s)
PS: nice tool btw
On Monday 04 of October 2004 15:58, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> 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.
> > BUT
> > 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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