[Samba] File list Performance question
John H Terpstra
jht at Samba.Org
Tue May 17 02:21:18 GMT 2005
On Monday 16 May 2005 19:19, Michael W Cocke wrote:
> On Mon, 16 May 2005 18:57:49 -0600, you wrote:
> >On Monday 16 May 2005 18:45, Michael W Cocke wrote:
> >> 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
> >> workstation)
> >> 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
> >> pointer.
> >> 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?
> >There is a chapter on the subject of large directories in the
> >Samba-HOWTO-Collection (The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide).
> >A copy has been reserved for you at:
> > http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
> >If you find any problems please let me know as soon as possible.
Not that I know of.
- John T.
> >- John T.
> Thanks! The case sensitivity might be a problem, but maybe I can work
> something out... Right now the filenames are mixed case and some of
> the software that maintains the contents will have to be rewritten.
> The biggest issue will be the users, as usual. The filenames show up
> in a number of the places we use the data, and I don't think I'm going
> to impress anyone with all upper (or lower) case names, but it may be
> the only way we can make this work right, in which case they'll learn
> to love it.
> Is there any other option?
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