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Slow SMB/AFP share file listing

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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,810 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to martinsskutans)

    I can clean reinstall Mac OS

     

    Highly recommended, since you've installed all kinds of system modifications, some of which are obsolete.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,810 points)
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    Oct 18, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to martinsskutans)

    If you tested without restoring or reinstalling any of your software, and if you've really tried all the suggestions linked to my first comment, then I have no other ideas. You could take the machine to "Genius" bar to be tested, but I'm reasonably sure nothing would be found wrong with it.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,810 points)
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    Oct 18, 2013 10:25 PM (in response to martinsskutans)

    Not if you tested on another network and got the same results.

  • d00dbro Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 19, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to martinsskutans)

    So no matter which network you're on and which network the server is on (and which server you use), you're having this problem?

  • d00dbro Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 19, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to martinsskutans)

    If ls -f is fast, I guess it's Finder's fault in any case. Could be a bug on Apple's side. Try not showing the icon preview in the folder that's taking a long time to load.

  • keiran_harris Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2014 7:05 PM (in response to martinsskutans)

    Hello martinsskutans (/all)

    just letting you know that you are not alone!

     

    i have identical problems (when a directory on my NAS [QNAP brand] has over 100 files, i get impossibly slow finder access to it, despite the fact its a wired ethernet 1000mbps connection, regardless if i mount via SMB or AFP, only from OSX, windows PC access is fast). Im a network engineer and diagnose this stuff for a living - its definately an OSX issue unfortunately. 

     

    Martin, did you find any viable solution short of FTP?

     

    Also, somewhere above a few of you mentioned turning off file icon preview in finder... how do i do this?

     

    looking forward to some expert help here

    thanks in advance

    keiran

  • keiran_harris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2014 8:21 PM (in response to keiran_harris)

    just adding, after some quick googling found out how to turn off icon previews. That has helped, as in now i can *LIST* (in finder) the files in a directory much quicker...  however to "get info"on or say move say a subset of those files to another directroy still takes an age (several hours). So half of the problem has vanished i guess. Im going to try the TCP (delayed ACK etc) tweaks next to help with the remianing speed issues.

     

    Im running mavericks BTW (and QNAP firmware 4.0.2) if anyone is interested, both the latest.  

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