samba & automounts

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Sat Oct 6 11:57:02 GMT 2001

On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Michael Ghens wrote:

> I a have a samba server on a network with automount directory (solaris8)
> with 400+ automounts.
> If I go to the automounted directory "/import". It is slower than snot. I
> can go one directory lower with no problem. I have told the users this,
> but they still want to go to the /import directory.

The reason is that smbd will stat every directory is gets from an
opendir(), readdir(), closedir() set IIRC.  Thus causing
all of the mounts to occur.

cheers, jerry
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