[Samba] Poor performance when accessing Linux from Windows XP because of too many QUERY_FILE_INFO requests

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Apr 27 09:56:13 GMT 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 05:48:17PM +0800, Xia, Arandar wrote:
> > Windows Vista as client or Windows Vista as server for your XP client?
> Windows Vista is also as a client. Linux is the server.

Please connect from XP as a client to your Vista box and
compare the traffic generated.

> > What *exactly* is slow?
> Sorry.
> Samba service is slow. Sometimes I need to wait a while
> for a simple action to be done on the client side.

I very much doubt that has to do with those many requests.
It very likely is something different. But as you are not
answering the question what *exactly* is slow, nobody can

> What I really care is whether such behavior of Windows XP
> is normal and how to solve the problem if it is abnormal.

See my initial reply: This is very likely just normal
Windows XP behaviour. What is missing for you here?

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