[Samba] SMB slow by design?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sat Jan 27 21:46:14 GMT 2007

On Sat, Jan 27, 2007 at 10:10:36PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> In the win98--3.0.22 network I have observed that smbd takes a lot of 
> %system CPU time when transferring files. Since I observe this slowness 
> on three different setups, the question arises: is SMB/CIFS badly 
> designed?

Well, is it "designed" at all in any proper definition of

Seriously, smbd should not eat significant amounts of CPU on
a reasonably modern machine. Do you have your debug level
set too high?


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