[Samba] Samba performance issue

Fabien azertyzero at free.fr
Mon Jan 5 19:25:34 GMT 2009


I've seen I'm not the only one impacted with this issue these times on 
the mailing list :)

I did the following test (Debian packages) :

Server & Client : samba 3.2.5
mount -t smbfs : ~35Mo/s
mount -t cifs : ~35Mo/s
smbclient : ~80Mo/s

Server & Client : samba 3.0.24
mount -t smbfs : ~35Mo/s
mount -t cifs : ~35Mo/s
smbclient : ~60Mo/s

This is the first time I try smbclient.

There is a real big difference between mount and smbclient !

And it seems to be better to use the 3.2.5 version which is ~ 20Mo/s 
better than the 3.0.24 version.

Again, all of this was tested without using the disks (buffer cache).

Do you know where does this difference comes from ?


Volker Lendecke a écrit :
> On Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 02:26:01AM +0100, Fabien wrote:
>> I'm gonna try that and post the results here as soon as possible.
>> Do you think it could really make a difference knowing that I also tried 
>> the WindowsXP native client without being able to notice any difference ?
> Not sure, but for me it makes a difference.
> Volker

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