HOW does smbtorture work?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Aug 18 12:27:10 GMT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 05:15:41AM -0700, lipson wrote:
>       Recently I'm try to work out a clustered solution with my own
> filesystem using CTDB+Samba. But there is one thing I still don't get it.
> "DOES CTDB SUPPORT LOAD BALANCING? " How could it improve the throughput
> compared to normal single-server-multiple-client samba solution ? 

ctdb itself does not do load balancing yet, but you can
easily put a load balancer in front of it to multiplex to
many nodes.

>       And what's more, can smbtorture attach workload to MULTIPLE samba
> servers ?  If not, how could I measure the performance of clustered samba ? 

Depending on the test smbtorture from samba4 has the
--unclist option with which you can point it at more than
one host. But this only works for some tests, the
BENCH-NBENCH test should support it.

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