I have a problem with performance that i have been working on all day that is just puzzling me and driving me crazy.
Here is what i do. I mount a windows share using
mount -t smbfs -o username=xxx,password=xxx //box1/file02 /mnt/smb
that works fine. when i copy a large file accross to my linux box using cp, i get about 150k per second which is terrible considering they pcs are connected by 100mbit connection and its a dvd iso i am trying to copy.
Ok thats not the weird part. The weird part is...
I go into gnome and open the share by opening a folder and specifying the address smb://xxx@box1/file02. Then i just usse windows drag and drop the file to the desktop. The transfer rate is about 6 megabytes per second. Way faster than the 150k i was getting with the mounted smbfs way.
I thought, after much googling that maybe it was the cp command that was slowing it down. so i then opened another folder in gnome pointing it to the mounted smb share and tried drag and drop copy and transfer rate was back down to 150k.
Bottom line is i want to know why i can drag and drop a file in gnome from the same smb share with normal speed but when accessing the same file through a mounted share its as slow as buggery. I am not sure if it is a bug, but i would really like to be able to transfer files at full speed from the terminal.
I am running fedora core 4
Thank you for your time