Samba Server Memory Requirements
Ludolf.Holzheid at t-online.de
Fri Feb 27 04:21:38 GMT 1998
on Tue, 24 Feb 1998 08:05:05 -0600 Gerald W. Carter wrote:
> There is one smbd process per user connected ( not per share ). Total
> size is ~2Mb total including swap ( ~1Mb working set ).
I use samba on a Linux box (486-100, 20MB RAM, serving up to 20
DOS/Win311/Win95 boxes). I've measured the memory consumption of
Samba running 'netstat | grep -c netbios-ssn' and 'free' once per
minute as a cron job.
On my box, Samba only needs 350..400K per smbd.
There are tree explanations for the difference:
1. Linux makes smaller programs than Sparc stations.
(I don't belive it, not 1:4).
2. The new Samba needs much more memory than my 1.9.16.
(This would stop my plans to upgrade!).
3. Jerry is very conservative in estimating
I hope it's number three...
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