[Samba] Intermittent Delays in Listing Large Directory

Andrew Martin amartin at xes-inc.com
Wed May 28 16:44:19 MDT 2014


I am running a Samba 3.6.3 server on Ubuntu 12.04. One directory on a share called MyShare contains a lot of direct subdirectories - around 1800. Intermittently, users will experience 10-60 second delays when attempting to list the contents of this directory (Explorer on Windows 7 clients). Most of the time listing the contents of this large directory is fast, but occasionally it is very slow. During one of these slow events, I captured the samba log for said client computer:

Also, here is my smb.conf:

What can I try to debug this issue further? What could be causing this intermittent delay in listing the directory contents?



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