[Samba] Slow and unpredictable Samba performance?

Andrew Morgan morgan at orst.edu
Tue Aug 26 16:23:18 GMT 2008

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Jakov Sosic wrote:

> On Tuesday 26 August 2008 00:56:22 Dennis Clarke wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I've installed Solaris 10 x86 (Core2Duo - x64) server, with Samba over
>>> ZFS RAID-Z. Samba is a part of Active Directory Domain. I've managed to
>>> join it
>>> to domain, to get the users and groups from A.D. and to translate them to
>>> Unix IDs. Everything works really good. Samba is installed from the
>>> packages
>>> from Solaris 10 DVD.
>> Remove all the old CSWsamba packages.
> I already removed all the CSW packages... I installed them only to try the
> transfer rates with another Samba package.
> So you want to say that Sun packaged Samba has some problems and that's why
> the transfer rates are so messed up? But how can that be possible, I mean,
> Solaris is enterprise OS... And CSWSamba problem I had is the inability to
> join ADS.
>> Go get Samba 3.0.31 at
>> http://www.blastwave.org/testing/samba-3.0.31,REV=2008.08.22-SunOS5.8-i386-
>> CSW.pkg.bz2
>> Or try Samba 3.2.2 :
>> http://www.blastwave.org/testing/samba-3.2.2,REV=2008.08.22-SunOS5.8-i386-C
>> SW.pkg.gz
>> Pick one .. only one.
>> Install it.
>> You need to create your own /etc/init.d/cswsamba .. but I suggest
>> something like this :
>> http://www.blastwave.org/dclarke/stuff/samba/samba_3x_cswsamba.txt
>> then create your smb.conf in /opt/csw/etc/samba
>> Let me know how it goes.
> I will try it, although I hate this much experimenting with the machine that's
> supposed to go into production :( If the stuff works I think I will need to
> reinstall it from scratch :(
> But the main question is still the same - what about Samba packaged by Sun?
> From the system administrators point of view, it's working absolutely awesome
> (SVC startup methods, winbind, wins, PAM integration, getent, kerberos)...
> And to migrate all that stuff to CSW - I don't have a good experience with CSW
> samba so far in that point of view :(

Why not open a support ticket with Sun then, since it is their packaging 
of Samba that seems to be slow?  :)


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