Solving: samba registry with client programs

simo idra at
Thu Apr 19 11:38:07 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-04-19 at 07:24 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote: 
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 03:53:34PM -0400, simo wrote:
> > > And, I
> > > don't think that registry smb.conf modifications are
> > > so frequent that this really hurts. The fsyncs on the
> > > registry.tdb are probably much, much more expensive.
> > 
> > True, but I was not too much concerned with performance, rather rewrite
> > of the file over an over, if someone wants to check changes with
> > something like inotify it would get multiple wakeups all over.
> We rewrite the registry over and over too, so I think this
> problem exists already today.

Yes and we drafted a plan to fix it by using 2 tdb files a while ago, I
guess we could accept the penalty now and then solve the problem at the
same time once we get around to fix the registry general issues.


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

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