[Samba] Performance issue on AIX when deleting files in a directory with a large number of files

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Thu May 11 14:50:37 GMT 2006

On 5/11/06, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 12:29:53PM -0400, Claus Lund wrote:
> >
> > Well, then Windows Explorer is braindamaged as well (which is a claim I
> > won't contest ;) )... because it's slow deleting files right through
> > Explorer as well.
> Yep - I completely agree Explorer is braindamaged. That's probably
> the worst of the lot :-).
> > Well, it looks like a Samba problem to me (or maybe a compiler/compiler
> > optimization problem?). I'm trying to get Samba compiled using IBM's XLC
> > instead of GCC in the hopes that XLC might produce faster running binaries
> > ... but unfortunately that seems like a somewhat involved task (Samba
> > doesn't compile cleanly out of the box with XLC).
> If it only happens on AIX, it's not a Samba code logic problem, that's
> what I mean. I doubt modifying compiler flags will do anything about
> actions taking seconds to resolve - that's almost certainly a system
> problem (ie. JFS on AIX).

sounds like samba is recreating the directory hash for change notifies

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

More information about the samba mailing list