SMB.CONF reload stops SMB Client-Server I/O activities(File Copying) in Linux

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Dec 26 22:21:54 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-12-27 at 02:57, nandkumar l mane wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to create a CIFS share in Linux because of which I 
> ended up modifying the SMB.CONF file.I noticed that while 
> reloading SMB.CONF file the I/O activities of SMB Server get 
> stopped(File copying in this case) for other clients.

I assume you mean they are paused, while it reloads, resuming shortly

> Currently I am using samba-3.0.1 on my Linux-2.4.20-8. 
> Here's the command which I'm trying to reload SMB.CONF:
> smbcontrol smbd reload-config

Samba is single-threaded, and you asked every samba process to reload
it's configuration.  This looks perfectly normal. 

What in your smb.conf is so big that reading and processing this file
causes a noticeable delay?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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