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SubjectRe: CIFS is slooow, gvfs is fast
On 10/24/2010 05:00 AM, J.A. Magallón wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:46:36 +0200, "J.A. Magall�n" <> wrote:
>> If you mean hardware network path (cabling, router), yes.
>> For file paths, CIFS fs is under /net/htpc/media, and gvfs uses a mount
>> point on '~/.gvfs/media on htpc'.
>> And here comes the weird part. To rule out the desktop environment factor,
>> I tried a dd in both paths. On /net, I get 16.6 MB/s, and on
>> ~/.gvfs/xxx, I just get 5.5 MB/s. I really don't understand anything...
>> things get reversed depending if you use a gui or commandline.
>> Weird, really weird...
> Well, to sort things out, I did some more tests (this does not mean things
> get any closer to be clear for me at least...).
> Can anybody tell me whats going here...??
> It looks just like gui tools behave just in reverse of cli, and that a plain
> smbclient is faster that cifs. I'm really confused...

Could you try mounting from commandline with something like
`mount -t cifs //server/share /mnt/point -o user=user1`
(commenting out the fstab entry) and try copying the file?

Suresh Jayaraman
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