[PATCH] DFS referral shuffling
rmccorkell at karoshi.org.uk
Mon Feb 23 12:20:26 MST 2015
Any chance of getting this patch reviewed? DFS referral shuffling allows
load balancing of a DFS share for dumb clients, which is one of the
primary uses of DFS, so I'd imagine it'd be useful for many people.
The Linux Schools Project
On 15/02/2015 5:34 PM, Robin McCorkell wrote:
> I've implemented DFS referral shuffling to enable a primitive sort of
> load balancing for a DFS path. Yes, the MS docs say the client should
> decide which to pick, but from my testing smbclient and mount.cifs only
> ever choose the first one. The behaviour is controlled by a config
> paramater, `msdfs shuffle referrals`, which should be set in the DFS
> root share and defaults to off. The actual shuffling code is very
> similar to the DFS DC shuffling code in vfs_dfs_samba4, which does the
> same thing but for DCs rather than DFS referrals.
> Like the previous email, ignore the [PATCH] 1/2 in the patch header,
> this is the only patch.
> Robin McCorkell
> The Linux Schools Project
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