[Samba] performance on small files transfers

Robert Vangel vangelr at rfgt.net
Sat May 28 02:19:57 GMT 2005

John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Friday 27 May 2005 11:41, kxsq wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>  I'm confused of small files (no bigger than 50k )
>>transfers speed through samba,which is very slow on
>>my machine. Bellow is a real case,
>>-- SuSE professional 9.2, kernel 2.6.11,Samba 3.0.14a,reiserfs
>>-- Dual AMD Opteron,4G mem,Giga byte LAN
>>-- 2 raid 5 make up of 16 SATA hard disks
>>-- set readhead to 1024
>>I tested raids speed using bonnie++ and get 450 Mbytes/s
>>at 16GB files measure.So I believe the raid is not the
>>bottleneck.I wrote a script to get 200,000 small files no
>>more than 50K,totally size 8G.When I wrote these small
>>files to SAMBA server and get a speed about 1.5 Mbyte/s.
>>And the speed hit 8 Mbytes/s when these small files
>>copied from one raid to another locally.
>>There must be misconfigured somewhere,but I don't where.
>>Can anybody give me some tips?
> Please refer to chapter 32 of the book, "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and 
> Reference Guide" (aka. Samba-HOWTO-Collection). You can obtain a PDF of this 
> book from:
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
> - John T.

I'm confused.. Chapter 32 is for upgrading from Samba 2.x to 3.

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