multiple smbd's ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jan 2 11:09:03 GMT 2002

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 05:13:32PM +0100, R.Oehler at wrote:
> Hi, List!
> (I'm not yet subscribed, please CC to me also)
> ... I read the archives now and realized that I did not
> express my wishes well. I talked about multithreading, but
> that's not exactly what I want. Multiple smbd-PROCESSES
> (like userspace-NFS-daemon) would solve my problem. 
> SAMBA should be able to write to multiple disk-devices 
> simultaneously. Even while writes to some of the disks 
> are blocking, the writes to other disks should continue.

That's not the way Samba is currently designed. It could be
changed to do this, but this is not currently planned.
Clever patches to do this are welcome though, and also I'll
kick some ideas around in the back of my head as to how to
do this in Samba, but don't expect it soon, sorry.


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