[Samba] File list Performance question

Michael W Cocke cocke at catherders.com
Tue May 17 00:45:51 GMT 2005

I have a server running SuSE 9.3 (Samba 3.0.13-1.1).  The underlying
filesystem is xfs, and the NICs are Netgear gigabit.  2 Gb of ram in a
P4/3.0 Ghz. The workstations are windows XP Pro, with all service
packs installed, on P4 3+ Ghz, 1-2 Gb of ram. (varies a bit by

I have one particular tree on the server that contains over 12K files
in a few hundred subdirs.  Breaking it up isn't an option.

I'm aware that there are tons of parameters and options in the
smb.conf file, many having to do with performance, but I could use a

When the users try to open a file, the select file listbox in ANY
windows app is taking an eternity to populate.  The transfer speed of
the files is fine, but is there a paticular way to speed up the
findfirst/findnext loop that populates the list?



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