Help Please

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Mon May 21 03:02:52 GMT 2001

At 11:14 AM 5/21/01 +0900, Kenichi Okuyama wrote:
>Dear Ulf,
>>>>>> "UB" == Ulf Bertilsson <ulf.bertilsson at> writes:
>>> Japan development member pointed out that running Samba as daemons is
>>> convenience for controlled by swat etc.., but it isn't recommended
>>> because of concerning about performance.
>>> There are some reasons:
>>> - inetd is usually optimized with running operating system.
>>> - inetd is usually enougth small resources requirements for fork().
>>> - master smbd/nmbd (invoked at boot time) always inclease their
>>> resources, and become 'fat process.' It causes fork() cost higher.

Hmmm, maybe we should spend some time looking at why the master process
becomes so fat ...

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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