Enabling profiling globally ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 14:19:38 UTC 2016

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 3:34 AM, Ralph Boehme <slow at samba.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 04:59:32PM -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Richard Sharpe
>> <realrichardsharpe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> that put it in your smb.conf. Cf man smb.conf, this is an existing
>> >> parameter.
>> >>
>> >> This seems so obvious that I'm suspecting that I miss something
>> >> here...
>> >
>> > Actually, there is one additional thing I would like to be able to do,
>> > and that is have this switched on dynamically when the smb.conf
>> > changes.
>> >
>> > Currently it is only checked/change when the smbd starts.
>> It turns out I was asking the wrong question.
>> What I really want is profiling on a per-share basis so I can figure
>> out which shares to co-locate on the same nodes in a cluster and so
>> forth based on which ones are getting more or less ops.
> I have some dated wip patches that do just that afair. Attached, feel
> free to munge and make something usable out of it. They don't apply to
> master, but should be easy to massage them so they do.
> The main problem is, that the stats aggregation becomes expensive with
> many users and shares.

Thanks. I haven't looked at them yet, but was thinking along the lines
of separate shared segments per share. However, that becomes expensive
if the customer wants thousands of shares (and I have heard of that,
although most of them seem to be fake shares of the sort you get when
you dynamically create a share per user for their home directory, for

Richard Sharpe

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