Printing and smbd -i

simo idra at
Thu Jun 30 08:16:11 MDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 15:59 +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> > The 'problem' here is that the background queue process is not started
> > when smbd is run in interactive mode, which would make printing
> > unavailable when smbd is run in that mode.
> Isn't smbd -i shutting down after serving one request anyway? What's the
> point of having printing around for that case?

In case you want to debug something while doing printing requests ?
If people is ok not having the printing code around at all I have no
problem simply suppressing all with -i

> Or are you proposing to make smbd -i behave like samba -i? Then I'd
> strongly vote for a mode of operation where you can also use -M single.
> I'd appreciate having single-process mode on embedded systems in any
> case. :)

It would be nice, but we are no quite there with the smbd code, so this
is not something we can expect in the short term.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at>

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