multiple smbd's ?

Kevin (HxPro) Wheatley hxpro at
Fri Jan 4 07:18:02 GMT 2002

R.Oehler at wrote:
> On 03-Jan-2002 David Collier-Brown wrote:
> > Ludolf Holzheid wrote:
> >> But samba *is* already spawning a seperate server for each
> >> connection. So what is Ralf asking for?
> >
> >       A pool of processes per client, so that if
> >       one blocks, another can continue.  This is
> >       one of a plethora of workarounds for an
> >       HSM thrashing.
> >
> Yes, exactly. When I do one copy from multiple clients to
> separate media (each copy's has it's own, separate medium as
> destination in the server's jukebox) then everything works
> fine.
> When I do just two copies from one client to two different
> server-media, then the copies of this client get stuck because
> there is only one server smbd for two only alternatingly
> accessible client-media.
> Are there solutions availlable?

maybe some kind of helper process for the disk I/O and then use a setup
like that in the State Thread library
( or like the flash web server

This or any other similar change of process model would probably need
the guts ripping out of samba and thus not be the simplest or quickest
of tasks :-)


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