[Samba] Samba tuning advise

Gerald Drouillard gerrylist at drouillard.ca
Mon Sep 18 18:37:52 GMT 2006

Fabrice.Davaine at AltisSemiconductor.com wrote:
> Helo,
> We use a big fileserver running Linux/Samba as fileshare. 
> We are facing performances problems for which we'd like some advise :
> Clients are OS2(LanManager)  and windows 2000 reading and writing lots of 
> files in the same directory on the fileshare.
> We currently have more than 80 000 files in the directory (files size is 
> about 100 Bytes).
> Could you please advise us some Samba tuning you would apply in a such 
> situation. I'm sure you also have some
> recommendations on Linux parameters like filsystem type, general 
> kernel/network settings.
We use:
for tuning linux servers for read/write speed on multi user database 
applications.  I have always been pleased with the XFS file system, and 
at some point a few years ago it gave us the best performance.

Gerald Drouillard
Technology Architect
Drouillard & Associates, Inc.

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