[Samba] RE: Samba running slow

simo idra at samba.org
Sun Jan 28 21:08:34 GMT 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-28 at 15:55 -0500, Salman Moghal wrote:

> I tried to fiddle around with ethtool but couldn't disable auto-negociation. 
> Finally I disabled the onboard card and replaced it with an old LinkSys NIC. 
> The problem went away.  I am now using Linksys card that uses "tulip" kernel 
> drivers (I was using before the upgrade and never had any problems).   Also, 
> I have removed all the tweaks for oplocks from smb.conf.. and I'm not seeing 
> this problem.  I'm still not sure what is the root cause:
> - kernel 2.6.19-1 driver "r8169" for Realtek RTL8111/8168B gigabit 
> controller cards, or
> - samba not being able to work with the network driver?

Samba has no knowledge of drivers, it just uses the kernel interfaces.
If a network card does not work properly it is either an hardware
problem or a kernel driver problem.

Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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