FW: Maximum number of files in a samba s

rob.leadbeater at lynx.co.uk rob.leadbeater at lynx.co.uk
Mon Sep 10 00:40:02 GMT 2001


Apologies for forwarding this to technical as I know its not really a
techincal question, however I need an answer quickly ...



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From: rob.leadbeater at lynx.co.uk [SMTP:MIME :rob.leadbeater at lynx.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 5:24 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Maximum number of files in a samba share

Is there a maximum number of files that can be located in a samba share ?

We're running Samba 2.2.0 on Compaq Tru64 Unix 4.0F.
Everything had been running fine up until yesterday when suddenly we were
getting lots of odd network looking faults.

We eventually pin pointed that an smbd process was taking 99.9% CPU time,
which was related to a Windows machine attempting to copy files onto the
Unix box.

The number of files in the file system which is shared out is currently
around 6.4 million.

I'm pretty sure that we've not got a unix problem, as creating files
directly from unix works fine.

Attempting to create files via Windows (NT) eventually gives an
"Unexpected network error".

If I delete some files from the samba share, then the Windows to Unix copy
starts working again...

Any ideas would be greatly welcomed.


Rob Leadbeater 

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