Problems with numbers of shares on Samba

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 25 18:34:51 GMT 2005

On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 02:52:58PM +0200, Olivier Gaspard wrote:
> 	My name is Olivier Gaspard, and I work for the CHC Belgium (IT
> department of differents Hospitals).
> 	So, let's me introduce the situation: for the moment, the firm works
> with Win NT for the users profiles, and Samba 3.0 on Unix platform for
> the "files sharing". Resuming : Every users having a user (NT) profile
> (roamming profile) and have a private directory on this Samba server.
> So, in many case, a lot of directories are created in addition to share
> documents between differents users. Time after time, sharing after
> sharing, we have for now more than three thousands sharing on the Samba
> server!! So, the problem (big for the firm) is that one: every night, we
> have to reboot the server because of saturation of the samba service. In
> addition, if we reload the samba.conf during the day (lot of
> transactions in use), the server crash (100% CPU).
> 	My question is that one: Which server(s)/samba(s) architecture we have
> to applicate for managing all of these sharing concurrently without any
> crash  ;-) ! Is it possible to replicate/duplicate/(other) the samba
> service for resolve the problem?
> 	How big enterprise do with managing their samba servers?
> => Which are the processus/installations to manage with samba lot of
> sharing? Is better to use samba on AIX or UNIX?

Volker has just checked in a fix for this into the code that will
be released as 3.0.21. Just wanted to let you know.


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