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Old 05-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Extremely slow Data transfer to Samba shares, USB Drives, NTFS Partitions


I am trying to setup an old Toshiba Satellite 2410 for work. Trouble is, data transfer be it of any kind is extremely slow. Writing to Samba shares maxs out at 1MBPS (on Gigabit Ethernet), writing a 700MB file to a USB Stick/PenDrive takes half an hour, it takes a similar amount of time to write to a NTFS Partition too, to make matters worse writing large files to NTFS Partitions leads to continuous 100% CPU Utilization!

The laptop had Windows XP installed initially and all of the above were working much much faster.

Debian 6 running stock Kernel (2.6.32-5-686).

I've tried to gather as much information as i can about the hardware below:

mount -l
Code:
debian@deb6:~$ mount -l
/dev/sda3 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
/dev/sda5 on /media/Oracle type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions) [Oracle]
/dev/sda1 on /media/D62CD6A82CD68343 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/SANDISK type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush) [SANDISK]
lsusb
Code:
debian@deb6:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 017: ID 0951:1607 Kingston Technology DataTraveler 100
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046e:52c3 Behavior Tech. Computer Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4c Trust International B.V. USB+PS/2 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
dmidecode
Code:
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.3 present.
42 structures occupying 1260 bytes.
Table at 0x000EC000.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytes
BIOS Information
	Vendor: TOSHIBA
	Version: Version 1.40
	Release Date: 01/09/2003
	Address: 0xE0000
	Runtime Size: 128 kB
	ROM Size: 512 kB
	Characteristics:
		ISA is supported
		PCI is supported
		PC Card (PCMCIA) is supported
		PNP is supported
		APM is supported
		BIOS is upgradeable
		BIOS shadowing is allowed
		VLB is supported
		Boot from CD is supported
		Selectable boot is supported
		Boot from PC Card (PCMCIA) is supported
		EDD is supported
		Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
		8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
		Serial services are supported (int 14h)
		Printer services are supported (int 17h)
		ACPI is supported
		USB legacy is supported
		AGP is supported
		BIOS boot specification is supported
		Function key-initiated network boot is supported

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 25 bytes
System Information
	Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
	Product Name: Satellite 2410
	Version: PS241L-5Y340P
	Serial Number: 43124808P
	UUID: 0B4CB600-7945-11D7-8024-D9C543124808
	Wake-up Type: Other

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
Base Board Information
	Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
	Product Name: Portable PC
	Version: Version A0
	Serial Number: 0000000000

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 17 bytes
Chassis Information
	Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
	Type: Notebook
	Lock: Not Present
	Version: Version 1.0
	Serial Number: 00000000
	Asset Tag: 0000000000
	Boot-up State: Safe
	Power Supply State: Safe
	Thermal State: Safe
	Security Status: None
	OEM Information: 0x00000000

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 32 bytes
Processor Information
	Socket Designation: uFC-PGA Socket
	Type: Central Processor
	Family: Pentium 4
	Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
	ID: 27 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00
	Signature: Type 0, Family 15, Model 2, Stepping 7
	Flags: None
	Version:  
	Voltage: 1.3 V
	External Clock: 100 MHz
	Max Speed: 1800 MHz
	Current Speed: 1800 MHz
	Status: Populated, Enabled
	Upgrade: ZIF Socket
	L1 Cache Handle: 0x0012
	L2 Cache Handle: 0x0013
	L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 5, 20 bytes
Memory Controller Information
	Error Detecting Method: None
	Error Correcting Capabilities:
		None
	Supported Interleave: Other
	Current Interleave: Other
	Maximum Memory Module Size: 512 MB
	Maximum Total Memory Size: 1024 MB
	Supported Speeds:
		Other
	Supported Memory Types:
		Other
		DIMM
		SDRAM
	Memory Module Voltage: 2.9 V
	Associated Memory Slots: 2
		0x000A
		0x000B
	Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
		None

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
	Socket Designation: SO-DIMM
	Bank Connections: 0 1
	Current Speed: 8 ns
	Type: Other DIMM SDRAM
	Installed Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
	Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
	Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000B, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
	Socket Designation: SO-DIMM
	Bank Connections: 2 3
	Current Speed: 8 ns
	Type: Other DIMM SDRAM
	Installed Size: 256 MB (Single-bank Connection)
	Enabled Size: 256 MB (Single-bank Connection)
	Error Status: OK

Handle 0x0012, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
	Socket Designation: CPU Internal
	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
	Operational Mode: Write Back
	Location: Internal
	Installed Size: 8 KB
	Maximum Size: 8 KB
	Supported SRAM Types:
		Other
	Installed SRAM Type: Other
	Speed: 1 ns
	Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
	System Type: Data
	Associativity: 4-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0013, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
	Socket Designation: CPU Internal
	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
	Operational Mode: Write Back
	Location: Internal
	Installed Size: 512 KB
	Maximum Size: 512 KB
	Supported SRAM Types:
		Other
	Installed SRAM Type: Other
	Speed: 1 ns
	Error Correction Type: Unknown
	System Type: Unknown
	Associativity: Unknown

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: PARALLEL PORT
	External Connector Type: DB-25 female
	Port Type: Parallel Port ECP

Handle 0x0017, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: EXTERNAL MONITOR PORT
	External Connector Type: DB-15 female
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0019, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: BUILT-IN MODEM PORT
	External Connector Type: RJ-11
	Port Type: Modem Port

Handle 0x001A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: BUILT-IN LAN PORT
	External Connector Type: RJ-45
	Port Type: Network Port

Handle 0x001C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: INFRARED PORT
	External Connector Type: Infrared
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: USB PORT
	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
	Port Type: USB

Handle 0x001E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: USB PORT
	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
	Port Type: USB

Handle 0x001F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: USB PORT
	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
	Port Type: USB

Handle 0x0020, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: HEADPHONE JACK
	External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0021, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: 1394 PORT
	External Connector Type: IEEE 1394
	Port Type: Firewire (IEEE P1394)

Handle 0x0022, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: MICROPHONE JACK
	External Connector Type: Other
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0023, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator:  
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: VIDEO-OUT JACK
	External Connector Type: Other
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0037, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: PCMCIA0
	Type: 32-bit PC Card (PCMCIA)
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Other
	ID: Adapter 1, Socket 0
	Characteristics:
		5.0 V is provided
		3.3 V is provided
		PC Card-16 is supported
		Cardbus is supported
		Modem ring resume is supported
		Hot-plug devices are supported

Handle 0x0038, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: PCMCIA1
	Type: 32-bit PC Card (PCMCIA)
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Other
	ID: Adapter 2, Socket 0
	Characteristics:
		5.0 V is provided
		3.3 V is provided
		PC Card-16 is supported
		Cardbus is supported
		Modem ring resume is supported
		Hot-plug devices are supported

Handle 0x0039, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: SD CARD
	Type: Other
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Other
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Hot-plug devices are supported

Handle 0x0058, DMI type 10, 16 bytes
On Board Device 1 Information
	Type: Other
	Status: Enabled
	Description: MODEM
On Board Device 2 Information
	Type: Other
	Status: Enabled
	Description: USB
On Board Device 3 Information
	Type: Video
	Status: Enabled
	Description: VIDEO
On Board Device 4 Information
	Type: Ethernet
	Status: Enabled
	Description: ETHERNET
On Board Device 5 Information
	Type: Sound
	Status: Enabled
	Description: SOUND
On Board Device 6 Information
	Type: Other
	Status: Enabled
	Description: 1394

Handle 0x0059, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
OEM Strings
	String 1: PS241L-5Y340P,PMPR4L5Y340ATATT/S3A1192D001

Handle 0x0069, DMI type 12, 5 bytes
System Configuration Options
	Option 1: TOSHIBA

Handle 0x0080, DMI type 15, 23 bytes
System Event Log
	Area Length: 124 bytes
	Header Start Offset: 0x0000
	Data Start Offset: 0x0000
	Access Method: General-purpose non-volatile data functions
	Access Address: 0x0003
	Status: Valid, Not Full
	Change Token: 0x00000000
	Header Format: No Header
	Supported Log Type Descriptors: 0

Handle 0x0081, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
	Location: System Board Or Motherboard
	Use: System Memory
	Error Correction Type: None
	Maximum Capacity: 1 GB
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Number Of Devices: 2

Handle 0x0082, DMI type 17, 23 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0081
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 1024 MB
	Form Factor: SODIMM
	Set: Unknown
	Locator: DIMM 0
	Bank Locator: CSA 0 & 1
	Type: SDRAM
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: Unknown

Handle 0x0083, DMI type 17, 23 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0081
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 256 MB
	Form Factor: SODIMM
	Set: Unknown
	Locator: DIMM 1
	Bank Locator: CSA 2 & 3
	Type: SDRAM
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: Unknown

Handle 0x0090, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
Memory Array Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
	Ending Address: 0x000000A03FF
	Range Size: 641 kB
	Physical Array Handle: 0x0081
	Partition Width: 0

Handle 0x0091, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
Memory Array Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000100000
	Ending Address: 0x0004FFE03FF
	Range Size: 1309569 kB
	Physical Array Handle: 0x0081
	Partition Width: 0

Handle 0x00A0, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
	Ending Address: 0x000000A03FF
	Range Size: 641 kB
	Physical Device Handle: 0x0082
	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0090
	Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x00A1, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
	Ending Address: 0x000400003FF
	Range Size: 1048577 kB
	Physical Device Handle: 0x0082
	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0091
	Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x00A2, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00040000000
	Ending Address: 0x000500003FF
	Range Size: 262145 kB
	Physical Device Handle: 0x0083
	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0091
	Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x00B0, DMI type 21, 7 bytes
Built-in Pointing Device
	Type: Touch Pad
	Interface: PS/2
	Buttons: 2

Handle 0x00B1, DMI type 22, 26 bytes
Portable Battery
	Location: 1st Battery
	Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
	Manufacture Date: 03/27/96
	Serial Number: 2000117236
	Name: <BAD INDEX>
	Chemistry: Lithium Ion
	Design Capacity: 0 mWh
	Design Voltage: 10800 mV
	SBDS Version: Not Specified
	Maximum Error: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000

Invalid entry length (0). DMI table is broken! Stop.
lsmod
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
nls_utf8                 908  1 
nls_cp437               4489  1 
vfat                    6534  1 
fat                    34784  1 vfat
speedstep_ich           1729  0 
speedstep_lib           2468  1 speedstep_ich
cpufreq_conservative     4018  0 
cpufreq_userspace       1444  0 
cpufreq_powersave        602  0 
cpufreq_stats           1997  0 
ppdev                   4058  0 
lp                      5570  0 
vboxnetadp              5591  0 
vboxnetflt             15372  0 
vboxdrv               150794  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
uinput                  4796  1 
fuse                   44064  5 
loop                    9733  0 
firewire_sbp2           9579  0 
snd_intel8x0           19595  0 
snd_intel8x0m           8100  0 
snd_ac97_codec         79200  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
ac97_bus                 710  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            28671  0 
nouveau               314552  2 
joydev                  6739  0 
snd_mixer_oss          10461  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                47226  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
pcmcia                 16194  0 
ttm                    33266  1 nouveau
snd_seq_midi            3576  0 
snd_rawmidi            12513  1 snd_seq_midi
drm_kms_helper         18533  1 nouveau
yenta_socket           16403  2 
rsrc_nonstatic          7057  1 yenta_socket
snd_seq_midi_event      3684  1 snd_seq_midi
rng_core                2178  0 
drm                   111849  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
pcmcia_core            20414  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
psmouse                44777  0 
i2c_algo_bit            3493  1 nouveau
i2c_core               12751  4 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
snd_seq                35327  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
smsc_ircc2             10366  0 
parport_pc             15799  1 
shpchp                 21200  0 
parport                22554  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
toshiba_acpi            5713  0 
snd_timer              12270  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          3673  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
usb_storage            30997  1 
pci_hotplug            18545  1 shpchp
serio_raw               2916  0 
irda                   75924  1 smsc_ircc2
snd                    34387  10 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore               3450  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          4977  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
video                  14605  0 
pcspkr                  1207  0 
evdev                   5609  26 
rfkill                 10196  1 toshiba_acpi
output                  1204  1 video
crc_ccitt               1039  1 irda
ac                      1640  0 
battery                 3782  0 
button                  3598  1 nouveau
processor              26259  1 
ext3                   94020  1 
jbd                    32197  1 ext3
mbcache                 3762  1 ext3
usbhid                 27880  0 
hid                    50841  1 usbhid
sg                     19905  0 
sr_mod                 10770  0 
sd_mod                 25945  7 
crc_t10dif              1012  1 sd_mod
cdrom                  26435  1 sr_mod
ata_generic             2247  0 
fan                     2586  0 
uhci_hcd               15989  0 
ata_piix               17704  4 
ehci_hcd               28449  0 
firewire_ohci          16693  0 
libata                115649  2 ata_generic,ata_piix
e100                   22217  0 
thermal                 9206  0 
floppy                 40923  0 
usbcore                99125  5 usb_storage,usbhid,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
firewire_core          31107  2 firewire_sbp2,firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t               1035  1 firewire_core
mii                     2714  1 e100
scsi_mod              104765  6 firewire_sbp2,usb_storage,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
nls_base                4541  5 nls_utf8,nls_cp437,vfat,fat,usbcore
thermal_sys             9378  4 video,processor,fan,thermal
What could I be missing here?
Help!!!

Edit: adding /etc/fstab
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>

proc	/proc	proc	defaults	0	0
#Entry for /dev/sda3 :
UUID=e2896c42-2617-42a0-9d76-b306c1a4b8ea	/	ext3	errors=remount-ro	0	1
#Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=1CB87A98B87A6FDE	/media/sda5	ntfs-3g	defaults,locale=en_IN	0	0
#Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=D62CD6A82CD68343	/media/sda1	ntfs-3g	defaults,locale=en_IN	0	0
#Entry for /dev/sda4 :
UUID=0694fe31-d6df-4693-863a-1388cd516f31	none	swap	sw	0	0
/dev/scd0	/media/cdrom0	udf,iso9660	user,noauto	0	0
/dev/fd0	/media/floppy0	auto	rw,user,noauto	0	0

Last edited by austinium; 05-25-2012 at 07:43 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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^bump^

I've noticed that USB Reads & Writes (even those to NTFS partitions on the same hard disk as /) seem to max out at 1mbps. Writes to Samba shares are better off with speed upto 5mpbs (on a gigabit LAN).

is there anything that can be done to improve this?
 
  


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