Re: Slow When accessing Samba Share

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I think I had the same problem when accessing a novell netware volume. I suppose that your problem is that file opening is very slow.
I tracked the problem to the function scan_dir in the file mfs.c
The problem is that when dosemu needs to open a file, to work around the difference between the case sensitiveness between linux and DOS, the 8.3 filename convention etc etc, it loops through all the files in the directory trying to find a match. When it's working on local it doesn't matter but when you're working with a network filesystem like novell netware or windows shares you can see network
traffic maxing out and file opening being pretty slow.

As novell (like samba) does itself name translation (you can access a file named testfile.txt as TESTFILE.TXT etc) I worked around the problem
with the patch I attach, you could modify it as you see fit.

Andrew Joakimsen escribió:
I have an old DOS application (clipper/blinker) that runs well under
DOSEMU when the files are local. When the Samba share is mounted and I
use lredir for that share it is very slow -- slower than Windows XP
clients that access the same share on the same server.

Furthermore I have a DOS error 5 when I try a function in that program
on a Linux client with the SMB share. If I select retry it works. What
seems to happen is that the program is creating a file and then tries
to read it. I think because access is so slow, the file is not created
until after it tries to access it.

On the server is running dosemu- and like I said, it works with
no problems... it runs quicker than on the XP machines. On the client
it is dosemu- (which is odd, because I downloaded DOSEMU from
the site only a few days ago and the other one has been running over 6

What can I do to solve this?


        comment = comment
        inherit acls = Yes
        path = /data/drive_x/
        read only = No
        create mask =666
        guest ok =yes


//server/drive_x     /mnt/win                cifs
username=linstation01,password=anything,rw      0 0

lredir x: linux\fs\mnt\win
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--- dosemu-1.4.0/src/dosext/mfs/mfs.c.orig	2009-01-29 09:10:16.000000000 +0100
+++ dosemu-1.4.0/src/dosext/mfs/mfs.c	2009-01-29 09:11:15.000000000 +0100
@@ -1788,6 +1788,13 @@
     path = "/";
+  //Si busco en /mnt/novellf/DADES/.., lo daremos como bueno,
+  //si no existe devolvera false igual cuando intente hacer
+  //el stat 
+  //Si busco en cualquier otro sitio, seguiremos normal
+  if( strncmp(path,"/mnt/novellf/DADES/",19) == 0){
+       return(TRUE);
+  }
   /* check if name is an LFN or not; if it's 8.3
      then dosname will contain the uppercased name, and

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