[Samba] extending files slow on FAT filesystems
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Thu Aug 24 16:00:45 GMT 2006
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Mattias Rönnblom wrote:
> When copying large files from my Windows XP machine
> to this share, smbd seem to "reserve" (by using ftruncate())
> the space needed on the USB disk before actually doing
> any copying. This ftruncate() operation takes quite
> a while when the file is large. It may even cause the
> client to time out.
> Would you consider this a problem in Samba or in
> the VFAT filesystem driver?
IIRC our stance is that it's a problem with the
VFAT driver. This issue has some up before.
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