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Could a lower SymFormSync process priority be the answer?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:03 am
by FlixFlix
After the 3.8.14.0 update, it looks like the NAS is again usable. Performance is still affected, however: file transfers are much much slower.

:idea: The slowdown likely occurs because the symformsync process is apparently not set to have a lower priority than other running processes, such as smbd (SAMBA - for windows networking).

Is there any way to set the symformsync process to run with a lower priority? I tried SSH-ing into the device and doing it via the Linux "nice" command but it seems that the distro on this box does not come with this command. In fact, I wasn't even able to check the current priorities of running processes with the "top" command... the priority ("nice-ness" value) column is missing.

:?: Any ideas on how to make this happen?

Re: Could a lower SymFormSync process priority be the answer

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:07 pm
by Cachorro
Hi FlixFlix,
Did you have any luck with resolving this? I can see no one has answered... strange as this I would expect it be a common problem... or just no one using it on qnap?

I installed Symform just a few minutes ago. So I am very fresh on this.
But I can see this as a big factor and I am already thinking of removing symform all together.

Three missing management settings are critical for this app to work for me:
1_ Resource assignment (RAM and CPU)
2_ Bandwidth Assignment
3_ Synchronization operating schedule (ie: 1 to 7 AM).

Thanks for listening.

Re: Could a lower SymFormSync process priority be the answer

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:04 am
by FlixFlix
I never re-installed SymForm but I did upgrade the firmware all the time which means I'm at 4+ (or whatever the current version is). I have no idea if any work has been done about SymForm meanwhile so your best bet would be to check the release histories on both QNAP and SymForm sites.