[Samba] cpu load on centOS 4.4

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 18:03:39 GMT 2007

> I've installed samba on pretty basic install on centos 4.4.  I'm running
> a P4 2.8Ghz, 1G Ram, Raid 5 SATA-2 disks running on both a 3ware and
> Highpoint Rocket raid (this is going to get swapped out for a 3ware card
> soon).  When users copy files from a mac os x client I'm seeing the cpu
> load avg (in top) get up to 7.  These copies included 150+Gigs of lots
> of smaller files inside lots of directories.   Is this type of load
> normal?
Yes 7% is normal for software (or fake hardware) raid 5. With the real
hardware raid 5 with the 3 ware card this should go down to 3 or 4%.


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