Why a copy of smbd for each smbmount mountpoint?
swsnyder at home.com
Fri Nov 12 22:15:52 GMT 1999
When an OS/2 or Win9x client logs into a (Linux) Samba v2.0.6 server
the running smbd spawns a copy of itself. That second instance of
smbd then handles all the shares for that client machine.
In contrast, a Linux client which does multiple smbmounts (also Samba
v2.0.6) will cause the server to spawn a copy of smbd for *each*
smbmount mountpoint. This has the potential for using up a lot more
memory on the server machine.
Is there any way to consolidate multiple smbmount shares such that
they are handled on the server by a single copy of smbd?
*** Steve Snyder ***
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