[Samba] Friendly Reminder: Would you please comment on my findings?

awl1 awl1 at mnet-online.de
Fri Aug 18 10:51:55 UTC 2017

Hello one more time,

unfortunately, one more time, another two weeks have passed without any 
reaction from neither Jeremy in person nor the Samba team/community. I 
am quite a bit astonished, disappointed and negatively surprised indeed: 
Did I do anything wrong when raising my issue with you? Everybody else 
asking questions or raising issues on this list seems to receive great 
advice, while I no longer get any reactions at all...

Is my issue (a huge performance regression when copying a large number 
of small files both from and to a share with SMB2/3 as compared to SMB1 
using a Windows 10 client) too technical/complicated (can hardly believe 
that), too hard to understand, or simply (for whatever else reasons) 
otherwise not welcome!?

Note that - as requested by Jeremy on July 14th: "Look into it some more 
(I'm a bit busy with other stuff right now)." - I think have 
successfully tracked down the performance regression to at least one 
major root cause, which is a client-side issue in SMB2/SMB3 on the 
Windows platform - see my several posts on this list dated July 15th:


So basically at this point this analysis seems mostly done and I am 
"only" waiting for Jeremy and/or the Samba team to look into my 
assessment and provide your feedback:

a) Do you think that my analysis as laid out in this full thread, 
particularly the posts referenced above, is valid?

b) In case you think it is, how can we proceed in terms of making 
Microsoft aware of their performance regression? As I feel that it would 
be much more likely to be successful, I would like the Samba team to 
raise this issue with your Microsoft contacts, rather than me as a 
private end customer (there's no company backing me with regards to 
this) complaining about this (which will only have a very low chance of 

Eagerly looking forward to some feedback and support from the Samba 

Many thanks for your understanding and support and best regards

Am 04.08.2017 um 16:49 schrieb awl1:
> Hello again, Jeremy (and hello, fellow Samba experts - maybe someone 
> of you can comment on this, too!?),
> please accept my apologies in case you are on vacation - otherwise in 
> case you are still terribly busy, please at least reply very shortly 
> stating when you will finally have some time to look into this issue 
> and my findings...
> Sorry to still be such a pain in your neck(s), but another two weeks 
> passed, and I still did not receive any feedback on my findings (and 
> questions re making Microsoft aware of their issue in case my analysis 
> is correct).
> Looking forward to your assessment and proposal on how to move 
> forward... ;-)
> Thanks a million, best regards & have a great weekend
> Andreas
> Am 21.07.2017 um 15:56 schrieb awl1:
>> Hello Jeremy,
>> Am 14.07.2017 um 23:33 schrieb Jeremy Allison:
>>> Look into it some more (I'm a bit busy with other stuff right now). 
>> when will you be available again to look into my latest findings (see 
>> previous posts) and provide your feedback?
>> If you can confirm that it is Microsoft to blame, what would you 
>> propose to raise this issue with them? Wouldn't this ideally be done 
>> by somebody from the Samba team rather than me?
>> Many thanks & best regards
>> Andreas

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