smbd load of large numbers of client

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Tue Feb 25 21:06:05 GMT 2003


Is anyone running larges numbers of clients against Samba servers? Here I 
am thinking of 1000+ clients, and wanting to get a feel for the load of 
1000+ smbds.

I already know that at least with the 2.2.x base, smbd maintains 29 open 
file descriptors before it opens any files for users, but am wondering 
about the memory load (which should not be too bad with copy-on-write on 
modern UNIXen) and context switch load?

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at], 

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