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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#484 closed bug (test_in_newer_version)

usb disc access over samba slow

Reported by: carsten.schuette@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: fon-base-firmware Version: Unknown
Severity: unknown
Cc: Hardware: unknown

Description

I can download files with the fonera over the dsl line with about 1600kbyte/sec. This works fine, CPU is not that much utilized during download. But when I want to copy the files to my PC over samba, CPU utilization goes up to 100% (70% io), and transfer speed is only about 900kbytes/sec. Why is reading files from the USB disc over samba so much slower than the download?

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by matthijs

  • Hardware set to unknown
  • Milestone Firmware 2.3.0 deleted
  • Status changed from new to infoneeded
  • Version set to Unknown

What filesystem are you using? NTFS is known to be CPU-intensive and slow, using FAT or ext might help here.

Also see: http://wiki.fon.com/wiki/External_Storage_Use

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by carsten.schuette@…

FAT32 will only support disks up to 120(?) GB. My disk is larger. ext2 is not an option because I do not have a system that is able to format ext2. What about adding a "format" feature...? :-)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by matthijs

Perhaps you could boot a live CD with Ubuntu or something to format the disk? Formatting with the Fonera is possible using SSH (mkfs.ext[23] are present), but isn't recommended for big disks due to limited memory.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by matthijs

  • Resolution set to test_in_newer_version
  • Severity set to unknown
  • Status changed from infoneeded to closed

As part of the upcoming 2.3.7.0 firmware release, we're reviewing old open tickets to see if they are still relevant, which is why you get this response now.

If this issue still occurs with the 2.3.7.0 rc2 firmware, feel free to leave a comment here so we can further investigate.

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