[Samba] Samba performance issue

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Jan 2 21:01:49 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 09:57:34PM +0100, Aleš Bláha wrote:
> Thank you for your help. I will try what you propose as soon as I get
> to the machines. But, to be honest, I don't think, the hardware is the
> bottleneck. The RAID controller and the NIC in the server sit on a
> different PCI bus and each one has its interrupt hooked to a
> different CPU. Appart from that, as I've mentioned in the previous
> post, I can saturate the network when copying files that are cached on
> the server - but only as long as there are several pending requests -
> with only one I get just those 30MBs or so (one tcp session vs. couple
> of them). I will do some more benchmarks next week, post the
> smb.conf and tcp/ip stack config.

One thing you might also want to check is get/put operations
with latest smbclient from the git master branch. This does
almost optimal streaming smb operations.

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