threads and VMS [Re: dce/rpc "client" api]

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Wed Aug 23 16:51:46 GMT 2000

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> there may actually be a technical / speed issue that would, with some
> performance penalty, speed samba up, for small numbers of clients and/or
> for workstations that are running large numbers of simultaneous
> programs/threads, where each program/thread on said workstation is making
> significant usage of a single samba server.
> [i.e. it's a multiplexing issue].

No it's a POSIX thread security context issue.

pthreads don't carry around a thread specific uid/gid list.

Each smb user context needs to. Therefore it's very hard
to get an efficient, pthread enabled user-mode smb server.


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