[Samba] Re: Horrendously slow transfer speeds in FC3 is driving
mecrazy!!! Please help... - SOLVED!
alsalooq at socal.rr.com
Mon Jun 6 23:44:16 GMT 2005
I am having a similar situation to what you have described in your
post. Were you getting normal throughput from the NIC in question when
using protocols other than SMB? For instance I can't copy a 90MB file
from the samba server but I can download it via http in no time.
>I finally got round to running the tests with other NICs, and I think I've
>solved the problem!
>With a 3c905B I get:
>SMB - 7.2 MB/s (45% CPU usage)
>FTP - 9.9 MB/s
>And with a DEC 21140 based card I get:
>SMB - 5.8 MB/s (36% CPU usage)
>FTP - 7.5 MB/s
>When compared to what I was getting (1.6 MB/s) with the NIC that comes with
>the server (TLAN - NetIntelligent 10/100) it's a HUGE difference!!!
>Now I think that it's just a question of tweaking the smb.conf file to get
>the SMB rate closer to the FTP rate!
>So it turns out that there is nothing wrong with FC3 or Samba 3, it was just
>my old hardware! It's amazing what a DMA capable NIC can do for the overall
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