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> I just migrated from OpenSlug 2.7 to the current Debian version.
> My first performance test with samba shares showed that my current
> installation is significantly slower that before.
> As far as I can see, I configured samba as I did before when using
> Before I hat a read performance of about 4,5 kb per second.
> Now it's only 2,8 to 3,0 kb per second.
> Any idea what's wrong? Any hints where to find some hints?
> I don't know, but I believe I used ext2 as file system before and now
> it is ext3. Does this make the trick?
> Ah by the way: in boths setups I used a mdadm driven raid 1 system
> (same hardware)
Sorry, no ideas, but firstly I assume you mean MB (Megabytes) per
I did not know what speed to expect so I transferred a big file (just
under 2GB) from the slug to a WinXP box using Samba.
terminus:/home/bob# uname -a
Linux terminus 2.6.18-4-ixp4xx #1 Tue Mar 27 18:01:56 BST 2007 armv5tel
Samba is version 3.0.24-6.
5 minutes 33 seconds to transfer 1,967,128,576 bytes, which is 5,907,293
bytes/second or 5.9 Megabytes (MB)/sec (or approximately 47 Megabit
So, yes, 2.8 to 3MB per second is perhaps a bit slow.
The Windoze box is an old one running XP SP1.
Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
Registered user #445000 with the Linux Counter: http://counter.li.org/
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