[Samba] speed and connection problems after samba upgrade - RH 5 -> RH 5.1, samba 3.0.23c -> 3.0.25b

Götz Reinicke goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de
Wed Dec 19 10:54:32 GMT 2007


recently we upgraded a central RHEL 5 fileserver to the latest RH EL 5.1
rpms, including samba. (samba-3.0.23c-2.el5.2 update to

Now some users have the problem, that opening a word or excel file saved
on a samba share takes up to 30 seconds. Today I could verify this on
the users desktop XP PC.

This problem occures only from time to time, so it may be also a problem
on the client side or the networkswitch, so I did a test download from
an ftp server (ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de) and I can download files with
up to 6MBytes(!) - that's o.k.

Copying files from the server (e.g. an 600MB iso) takes about 60 seconds
- that's also o.k.

But opening smal files on the server takes sometimes that long ...

My question is: Could it be, that the update includes some changes in
timeouts or locking funtions? Which options may I check? Or are there
some cachefiles to be checked?

The logfile has no obvious hints for me right now...

Thanks for any hints and tips!

Best regards

Götz Reinicke
IT Koordinator

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