Samba Performance vs. X-Windows/Telnet

Louis Mandelstam lma at
Thu Oct 23 14:10:09 GMT 1997

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> each smbd process will need 600 to 800k, and it's not recommended to have 
> smbd processes swapping in and out.
> also, if nmbd swaps out, that will stuff things quite nicely: various 
> NetBIOS requests and NetBIOS UDP packets won't get answered.  if they do, 
> they will be processed anything up to a few seconds late.  and given that 
> windows hosts repeat queries once per second four times, you'll be too 
> late, giving the appearance of loss of service.
> uh... louis, if you can't understand this one as well (easily!) could you 
> possibly re-explain?  i'm in programming/debug mode at the moment... :-)

I can see that ;-)

Luke, I mean Windows 95 applications swapping over the network, to the
Samba server - not smbds being swapped out on the server.

Hackmode big time, uh?

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