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

Holger Krull holger.krull at gmx.de
Mon Oct 4 13:46:50 GMT 2004

Bostjan Skufca @ domenca.com schrieb:
> 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)
>>Is anyone familiar with this issue?

Yes, this has been observed a lot.
It's as far as i know based on smb packet size.
smbfs will only use 4096 Bytes in one smb packet, whereas a windows 
client will use much larger packets, up to 60K). (Take ethreal to look 
at it)

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