Ticket #2256 (closed defect: duplicate)
Accessing host documents via vboxsvr share very slow
|Reported by:||pablo||Owned by:|
This problem first reared its head after 1.5.6 Yes, I should have logged a bug back then but I had a work-around which wasn't too much pain. I think it's time to fix this issue. :)
When using the `vboxsvr' share to Open and Save files, especially, Office files, it's very slow compared to using a regular Windows share from the Guest to the Host.
Windows X/P; Service Pack 3. Office 2007.
openSUSE 11.0 - 126.96.36.199-0.1-pae
o Create a new PowerPoint file and place it on the Host - ensure it is also accessible to the Guest via the Network Neighborhood Browse function
o Create a permanent `vboxsvr' share pointing to where the file is located on the Host o Open the file using the `vboxsvr' share and note the time to perform this function. Add a single word and Save the file; note the time elapsed time to save the file. o Perform a Network Neighborhood Browse in the Guest and navigate to the same location and perform the same functions as above. Note the time difference (I hope you see what I'm seeing! :)
I downloaded and installed WinDump (similar to tcpdump) and noted when the vboxsvr' share is used, UDP packets are sent via port 137 (netbios). The first set of packets get through immediately but the subsequent packets timeout (so it seems). One can see in the attached file the problem manifesting after 16:27:37.392216'
I can collect more data if necessary. Just let me know.
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from closed to reopened
- Resolution fixed deleted