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

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Aug 19 08:53:47 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-08-18 at 23:57 +0200, awl1 wrote:
> Ah, ok, "directory handle leases"... Ouch, I see... :-(
> In this case, I will first repeat my test scenario with a Windows SMB2 
> server and report back here.
> Based on the results of this exercise, you can then advise whether you 
> still want to move this to smb-technical and raise this with Microsoft 
> folks (who still might have a simple workaround "fix" to improve their 
> SMB2 client performance with a Samba server that does not [yet] 
> implement directory handle leases), or whether the only way to fix this 
> (on the long run, I am perfectly aware that this is a hugely complex 
> task) will be implementing those infamous "directory handle leases" in 
> Samba... ;-)

I think it is time this thread moved to samba-technical, with those
findings and a good summary.  Not all developers follow this list
closely, and this is clearly becoming a development question.

> Many thanks so far for the progress we made today - I'll call it a day 
> for today now (close to midnight over here), and get back once I have 
> the Wireshark recordings of the Windows SMB2 share server...

I know you really wish 'we' could take this over from here, the
challenge is that the things you hope we could do are the most time-
consuming bits, which is why this has been getting awkward. 


Andrew Bartlett
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Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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