[Samba] performance tweaks??

steve steve at greengecko.co.nz
Mon Jan 18 17:10:41 MST 2010

On Mon, 2010-01-18 at 08:19 +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:12:19AM +1300, steve wrote:
> > Has anyone any tips on improving samba performance with debian lenny? 
> > 
> > I've set up a raid 0 partition on a couple of new WD 1TB disks,
> > formatting the majority of it as a single reiserfs partition. I must
> > admit I should probably have set the blocksize to something other than
> > the default at the time, but now it's well populated, changing stuff
> > like that is going to be a big problem.
> > 
> > Performance is pretty poor to put it politely - primary use is a single
> > samba share with a very large directory structure, millions of files.
> > Can anyone suggest any improvements that can stop it being that slow? I
> > regularly see 50+% in waitio.
> Do you have individual directories with huge numbers of
> files? This is a known performance problem with a
> workaround:
> case sensitive = yes
> preserve case = no
> short preserve case = no
> Volker
I tried this, and ended up woth 2 pc's that could only see the top level
of the shaare. So I reverted it, and they *still* can only see one level

Is this some known xp weirdness? Most of the domain are fine.


Steve Holdoway <steve at greengecko.co.nz>
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