[Samba] Samba 3.0.6 speed problem

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Sep 7 12:53:05 GMT 2004

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Fabrice Robin wrote:
| Hi,
| I'm running a samba server version 3.0.6-2.FC2 on
| a Dell PowerEdge 2600 SC RAID5, linux Fedora Core
| 2 (Up to date).
| Windows user often experience critical speed problem
| when writing files on a samba share (ex: 19mn for
| a 36 mb file instead of nearly 10s), or printing.
| A "top", or "ps -ax", or even samba log files do
| not indicate anything.
| I have to make a 'kill -HUP' on their smbd pid in
| order for them to recover a normal writing/printing
| speed !!!
| Am I the only one to experience this problem ???

Haven't seen this.  You could try

(a) runnign strace on one of the slow process to see if
the smbd process is tied up with something else.

(b) look at network trace to see if the XP client is
being slow or if there is some other traffic going on.

Although I will admit that the fact of sending the slow
process a HUP signal restores normal performance is very

cheers, jerry
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