[Samba] Slow Directory listing

Russell Packer russell.packer at arnoldinteractive.com
Tue Oct 5 14:36:58 GMT 2004

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> From:
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> Thomas Werner
> Subject: [Samba] Slow Directory listing
> hi,
> on samba3 a have a directory "foo" with one subfolder "blah". the
> subfolder
> contains a huge subtree with lot of files (11gig). if i click on "foo"
> takes 10 or more seconds to get the one folder "blah". but if i use
> left
> foldertree of explorer, there are no problems, it's fast. what is the
> explorer looking for? size calculations?
> it there a hint or configuration param in the smb.conf to tune up
> explorer?
> thx tom

I've seen this on native Microsoft Windows fileshares as well. We
recently moved some clients to Microsoft Windows XP which was when this
problem started. Curiously, the slow-down only occurs when browsing
using "My Network Places" - Microsoft Windows Explorer appears

I have not found real a solution or a cause, other than not to use "My
Network Places". 

My spider senses tell me it is some sort of caching issue...

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