[Samba] Question about performance difference between samba4 versions

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Mar 24 10:16:34 MDT 2015

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 03:56:42PM +0100, Dennis Kramer (DT) wrote:
> Hi,
> Can somebody maybe explain to me why there is a (huge) difference
> between the default samba package in ubuntu trusty (4.1.6) and the
> from source compiled stable version.
> I cannot find the reason why the ubuntu version is so much faster
> when doing a move (50 items p/sec) of a bunch of files and doing the
> same move on the compiled version of samba (2 items p/sec).
> Generic transfer rates (normal read/write operations) are no
> problem, I only notice the drop in performance rate while doing an
> explicit move of (50+) files from one subdirectory to another.
> Source and target share is the same. Such a move operation should be
> close to instant.
> Did I miss something?

Are they using the same smb.conf ?

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