Samba performance issues: stat calls
mba2000 at ioplex.com
Sat Apr 5 04:07:58 GMT 2003
On Fri, 4 Apr 2003 09:53:55 -0800 (PST)
Richard Sharpe <rsharpe at richardsharpe.com> wrote:
> > > > That looks like an average of more than one stat call per SMB. Not good!
> > >
> > > Don't you have to stat each label in a path as you walk it?
> > Yes, given how Samba works, one stat per smb is actually pretty low...
> Well, stat just hit number 1 problem for me :-)
The best solution would be to create a kernel module, extension,
whatever for each OS. For Linux this would mean just overloading the
inode_operations lookup function. I think. I have been struggling with
the kernel code. The part I don't get is I don't think I want to create
new inodes like your run-of-the-mill VFS module but rather intercept
calls into another VFS module somewhere. I started out just finding
the file_system_type, getting the superblock and returning that from
read_super. It suffices to say it didn't work. Good thing I did this
under User Mode Linux :) I have a lot of studying to do.
A program should be written to model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the potential for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.
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