Re: [nslu2-linux] Debian vs OpenSlug: poor Samba performance?
On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 01:07:28PM -0000, markusingendahl wrote:
> 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.
> I don't know, but I believe I used ext2 as file system before and now
> it is ext3. Does this make the trick?
That is a simple one to check. Unmount the ext3 disk and then
mount it as ext2 (mount -t ext2 ....). This is possible because
ext3 was designed to be ext2 compatible.
While you are at it, make sure you have the noatime mount
option set for all ext2/ext3 disks.
Also, Debian has many usually unnecessary services, like a
mail server, running by default. To reduce swapping (thereby
increasing slug speed), you can turn them off.