[Samba] Very slow transfers to Samba on Ubuntu

Raghu A raghua1111+nabble at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 04:58:35 GMT 2009

Thanks Ben and John, for looking into this issue. I want to clarify since my
earlier comment might be misinterpreted to imply I didn't appreciate your
help. I certainly did.

Raghu A wrote:
> Well, 1KB is infact the culprit and it seems to be an artifact of the
> application. SMB seems to use one packet for each "write()" call from the
> app. So my cygwin command on XP (cat file > remote_file) must be calling
> write(1KB). I controlled this write size with dd command and sure enough I
> hit the 100Mbps limit with 64KB writes. I wish we could ask client to
> buffer user writes..
> Hopefully this helps others noticing similar issue. Is there another
> mailing list or forum for help on Samba issues? I was hoping to get some
> real help in debugging issue and provided pretty detailed info (and am
> willing to provide more) :(. I still have more concerns but...

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