[Samba] Explorer freezes browsing certain samba folders
stewart.baillie at nghealth.com
Tue Jun 7 00:58:14 GMT 2005
I'm running into some curious and undesirable behaviour from windows
explorer when I browse certain folders in my samba share - explorer
freezes for some considerable time before displaying the contents with
their little icons. This happens from both W2K SP4 and XP SP1 clients.
For example, explorer routinely freezes for 20 seconds or longer when I
open the innocuous directory listed below via samba:
# ls -la downloads/Mozilla
drwxr-sr-x 4 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 4096 May 19 15:08 .
drwxrwsr-x 43 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 4096 May 31 11:22 ..
drwxr-sr-x 2 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 4096 May 19 11:53 extensions
-rwxr--r-- 1 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 4827008 May 5 11:03 Firefox
-rwxr--r-- 1 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 4827968 May 19 11:21 Firefox
-rwxr--r-- 1 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 12009680 Dec 22 10:58
drwxr-sr-x 3 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 4096 Jan 28 11:31
-rwxr--r-- 1 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 6017334 Mar 31 11:06
-rwxr--r-- 1 root NGHEALTH+Web Admins 1248 May 19 09:36 user.js
An ethereal trace shows an incredible amount of traffic during this
freeze period, as if the each file in the directory is being read in
it's entirety in 512 byte blocks. During this time the file icons
slowly change from their generic look to their customised look. This
freeze doesn't happen if I share the same folder from a W2K server.
I'm running FC2 with all updates applied as of early May 2005 including:
smp kernel 2.6.10-1.771
Any ideas on this and how to stop the client freezing?
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