[Samba] Performance Problems in smbmount but not in smbclient

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 23:15:14 GMT 2007

On 13/04/07, Rob Caskey <rcaskey at uga.edu> wrote:
> I have an OS X 10.4 Server machine that has abysmal performance when
> copying files to it over smbmount from a linux machine or through Finder
> on OS X but performs very well when copying files through smbclient from
> the same Linux and OS X machines. I have already tried the commonly
> suggested adjustment of net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack=0 and have not noticed
> a significant performance improvement. Through smbmount I am seeing
> about 2-3 megs up and 8 megs down, when I am in the upper 20s or lower
> 30s/sec with smbclient.
> What could account for this performance discrepancy?

You are using 2 completely different SMB clients, which have different
performance characteristics. Try using cifsfs on Linux - it's
supported and reputed to have good performance.

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

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