[Samba] Nagging performance issues with Vista

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 22 21:39:28 GMT 2007

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 10:30:18PM +0100, Alex Crow wrote:
> > 
> > Ah - the readahead issue. Try using 3.0.25 with the vfs readahead
> > module.
> > 
> > Jeremy.
> Jeremy, Andrew
> I think from the context that Andrew has already tried that - at work we have decided that Vista simply isn't worth the hassle now.
> We can't even manage to get Vista on a new laptop to get an IP address from DHCP, never mind connect to our Samba DC!
> Everything else can get an IP (3com and Cisco switches, Mitel IP phones, XP, Solaris, *BSD, etc). Something is fundamentally broken in Vista's network stack IMHO.

Was the server Linux based ? The readahead module improved
the Vista problem on Linux according to my tests, but one of
our OEM's made some kernel changes to their version of Linux
to help the problem more. I can post the change if needed.


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