AMD64 Machine, Suse 9.2 distro Samba 3.0.22-0.1.10
The below matter has also been submitted to Kernel.org
After upgrading from a Vanilla 220.127.116.11 (from stable tree)
to 2.6.16 (from kernel.org) a problem developed with the Samba/Vmware 4.5.2
networking. The network is almost unuseable it is that slow. I tried upgrading
Samba. I tried alterations to smb.conf. I tried many things to resolve the
issue. When I booted back into kernel 18.104.22.168 on the same machine with the same
software the problem vanished. I then tried to mirror these network settings in
the 2.6.16 .config file - and recompiled. But not luck. The new kernel still
exhibits this problem. I could not find any kernel logs or Samba logs that throw
light on the matter.
This sounds like a kernel bug only. If you change the
kernel and the system perfoamnce goes down, there's not much
a user space application like Samba can do about it.
No need to track here.