I've got a few FreeBSD boxes running SAMBA as file servers on our LAN. Our client workstations are all Windows OS's including 98SE, Win2K and WinXP Pro. I've been looking long and hard for ways to improve the I/O of networked hosted files. Our utilizations of the servers vary from a few large, (~700MB), files that need to be moved around to a ton, (~80,000), small files, (~30KB). Our directory structure is pretty well maintained in that the nesting of files and folders does not get very deep, (maybe 6). The number of users per server rarely exceeds 50. Our problem is that when files/ folders are being copied across the network for burning onto DVD or CD, that the CPU utilization on those servers rockets up leaving the server at maybe 1% to 2% idle and overall performance of the server is weak/slow. Could someone provide some advice or suggestions for fine tuning the configurations of the servers. We're running FreeBSD 4.8, SAMBA 2.2.8a. The host hardware is P3 or P4 CPU's with 512MB to 2GB of RAM and 3Ware Escalade RAID cards with 3 to 4 7200RPM, 200MB hard drives with 8MB of drive cache running in a RAID 5. The servers are also outfitted with Intel gigabit Ethernet.
My current SAMBA configs include the following general settings: oplocks=no level2 oplocks=no socket options=TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_KEEPALIVE SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192 I've not made any special configurations for the OS or kernel. Thanks, -Randy _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"