multiple smbd's ?

Ludolf Holzheid LHolzheid at
Wed Jan 2 15:48:02 GMT 2002

On 2 Jan 2002, at 11:08, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> 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.
> Jeremy.

As far as I understood Ralf's mail, he would like to have one process 
for each client:

    On 2 Jan 2002, at 17:13, R.Oehler at wrote: 

>   I wanted to copy Files simultaneously from many computers to
>   our SAMBA fileserver. 

But samba *is* already spawning a seperate server for each 
connection. So what is Ralf asking for?

I must be missing something...


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