I have a laptop running an Arch-based Linux system and frequently need to access a windows share at my workplace. This is really annoying since it takes ages to load. Particularly, one folder is really bad where >5000 pdf files are stored (>10 GB). I have to browse this folder frequently since it contains literature for my work. My RAM is limited (4 GB) and the performance of my laptop is really down while it takes an hour or so to more or less fully load this folder...
Is there any way to circumvent this problem ie. increase the performance? I don't need to load every file in this folder, I just want to browse the names and pick one file or so. I am not familiar with how this would work but isn't there a way to just load the file list? Preferably, I would like to do this in a GUI.
I cannot change the folder structure nor the windows share.
- My system:
- Access of the windows share via
Nemo(when accessed via terminal it went unresponsive as well!)
- Mount point of the share is in my home folder.
- Access of the windows share is via the University VPN and I am using it from work and from home.
- I reduced the
swapinessof my system to
I load the windows share with the following specifications in my
/path/to/windows/share /home/user/WindowsShare cifs vers=3.0,users,credentials=/home/user/.smbcredentials,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0