[plug] Samba performance quirk

Sheldon Gill sheldon at westnet.net.au
Thu Oct 11 10:05:09 WST 2007

Steve Baker wrote:
> [snip]
> The problem is this: from windows vm vwinX, read/write to the samba 
> share on ubuntu host ubuX (ie. the same physical system) is very very 
> slow, as in almost non-existent.  I can see the directory and the files, 
> but trying to read or write files times out or otherwise fails.  
> Accessing the share on any of the other systems is very fast, ie. 
> behaves normally.  Accessing the samba share on host X from any OTHER 
> windows VM also works fine.  The behaviour is the same on all 20 
> computers - accessing any other system is fine, accessing the local 
> ubuntu host breaks.
> Any suggestions?

Install an FTP server on ubu2 and run and ftp client on vwim2 and vwim3 to see 
what throughput you're getting. That'll help you determine if its a Samba 
problem or a more fundamental network/vmware issue.


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