Bug 3412 - File Transfer very slow
File Transfer very slow
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services
3.0.9
x86 Linux
: P3 regression
: none
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Reported: 2006-01-16 04:12 UTC by Georg Lohmeyer
Modified: 2006-04-08 22:57 UTC (History)
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Description Georg Lohmeyer 2006-01-16 04:12:14 UTC
I run Samba on SuSE Linux 10 with kernel 2.6. I export a Logical Volume of 913 GB which consists of four Physical Volumes (4 Harddisks). Two of the disks are IDE with DMA turned on, two are serial ATA. When I transfer files from a Win2k machine to the server, it takes nearly a day to transfer 60 GB. Transferring several 100 Gb to another Linux machine via the same network takes only few hours.
When I look at /var/log/messages I find the following message for nearly every minute:
Jan 16 11:52:21 Isanas3 smbd[6642]: [2006/01/16 11:52:21, 0]   printing/print_cups_cache_reloaded(85)
Jan 16 11:52:21 Isanas3 smbd[6642]: Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost - connection refused
I do not have any printers installed nor CUPS, and there is no [printers] directive in my smb.conf. I guess that Samba is trying to print somthing (but i don't know what) over and over again and that this is consuming the time. How can I disable this?
Thanks in Advance
Georg Lohmeyer
Comment 1 Simo Sorce 2006-01-25 18:34:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> I do not have any printers installed nor CUPS, and there is no [printers]
> directive in my smb.conf. I guess that Samba is trying to print somthing (but i
> don't know what) over and over again and that this is consuming the time. How
> can I disable this?

Can you try to set
printcap cache time = 0
and see if it does change anything for you?

Simo.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2006-01-25 19:32:36 UTC
Set 'printing = bsd' and 'printcap name = /etc/printcap'.
The pringin messages are not affecting the speed of the 
file transfer.   Please check file transfer tusing other 
protocols as well such as ftp or nfs to rule out bad 
network hardware and misconfigured NICs.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2006-04-08 22:57:08 UTC
Please retest against a current release and reopen if the issue still exists.