HOW does smbtorture work?

lipson kevin.lisong at
Tue Aug 19 03:58:54 GMT 2008

Volker Lendecke wrote:
> 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.
> Volker

Is there any examples or tutorials about "smbtorture" ?  Actually, there was
an "-b unclist_filename" for smbtorture. But no further instructions about
how to specified the parameters in unclist_file. 

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