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

nandkumar l mane nandu_mane at
Sat Dec 27 11:00:59 GMT 2003

On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 Andrew Bartlett wrote :
>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


I am copying one file from my client to smb server.But when I reload SMB.CONF using 'service smb restart' ,copying process get stopped and it gives error as 
cannot copy : the specified network is not available.
I want to reload my SMB.CONF file without stopping that copying process.plz give me another way to load SMB.CONF.


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