[Samba] SMB slow by design?

Edmundo Valle Neto edmundo.valle at terra.com.br
Sun Jan 28 01:14:19 GMT 2007

Jeremy Allison escreveu:
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2007 at 11:35:32PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> Ah I found it. This is smb.conf: http://pastebin.ca/330452
>> Removing SO_SNDBUF=8192 gives
>> $ smbget smb://localhost/rt/blob.iso
>> [blob.iso] 41.08Mb of 171.06Mb (24.01%) at 41.08Mb/s ETA: 00:00:03
>> perfect performance again. Wonder how that got in there *grumble*
> Yep, on modern kernels I don't think setting SNDBUF or RCVBUF is
> a good idea....
> Jeremy.

Can you explain that a little better? Why is that good for older kernels 
and not for new ones? And what do you call modern kernels, any 2.6 kernel?



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