Re: [PATCH] smbfs fsx'ed

From: Urban Widmark (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 18:02:45 EST

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Dan Kegel wrote:

> I use smbfs to mount a visual sourcesafe database,
> and run ss via wine. The combination is very slow.
> Don't know how much of it is wine, and how much is smbfs,
> but any speedup would be greatly appreciated.

SS is really painful on a high latency connection, CVS is a wonder of
efficiency in comparison. At least that is my experience. But that is
probably not your setup.
(and yes, I understood that you compared with windows performance)

You may want to know that smbfs does not do any file locking. I don't know
if SS depends on that or not. I do know that some people have tried
running dos based database programs in dosemu accessing a database over
smbfs with database corruption as a result.

> (Eventually, wine will bundle its own smb code, but for
> now if you want to access network shares, smbfs is the only way.)
> - Dan
> p.s. see

Very nice. The commandline SS client would never work for me under wine.
I'll have to try that again.


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