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[Bug 1236619] Re: gvfs smb / cifs file copy performance is terribly slow


I can confirm this too, both with nautilus and cp. At work we recently
switched to the latest LTS (14.04) but the same behavior was
consistently observed on multiple Ubuntu computers running both 14.04
and 12.04 when communicating with our NAS.

  Windows 7/8 -> NAS : 50-60MB/s
  Ubuntu -> NAS (GVFS) : 5-10MB/s
  Ubuntu -> NAS (mount.cifs) : 50-60MB/s

No need to mention, we obviously use /etc/fstab on most machines now,
but I'd love to be able to have those speeds without having to fiddle
with the configuration every time we get a new computer.

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  gvfs smb / cifs file copy performance is terribly slow

Status in “gvfs” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Copying moderate-size files to a samba share using gvfs is
  ridiculously slow compared to doing the same via mount.cifs.  For

  $ ls -sh testfile
  1.2G testfile
  $ time cp testfile ~/mnt/share-gvfs/
  real	2m37.053s
  user	0m0.056s
  sys	0m5.120s
  $ time cp testfile ~/mnt/share/
  real	0m26.134s
  user	0m0.004s
  sys	0m1.724s

  I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (raring) amd64, gvfs 1.16.1-0ubuntu1.1.

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