Description of problem:
Directory listing under CIFS is very slow
Customer has tried in both glusterfs fuse and SMB:
Under glusterfs a ls -ltR to a specific directory took 1.5 seconds and 53 under cifs.
and in other test
Samba share to local filesystem: 3.8s
Samba share to gluster filesystem: 18s
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The getxattrs are being called for user.dosattributes. If the customer is not
interested in using the dos attributes which are: hidden, read-only, system and archive. (Thats the one which shows on the first tab of the file properties tab in Windows.) then they can disable it and see good performance improvement with listing of the directories.
NOTE: We have not tested this workaround and listed its impact. If it is a POC on the customer side and they are willing to try , you may suggest this.
1. Change yes to no in "store dos attributes = yes" in /etc/samba/rhs-samba.conf.
2. service smb restart.
3. Perform the same test again from the client.
But the lookup are still huge in number 5000 for 3000 lookups, where as in FUSE it is ~16 lookups.
This bug is getting closed because the 3.5 is marked End-Of-Life. There will be no further updates to this version. Please open a new bug against a version that still receives bugfixes if you are still facing this issue in a more current release.