[Samba] Samba & disk access.

Peter L dvdmonster at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 19 23:16:32 GMT 2005

Is there a way to make samba cache the directorys so disk access to the 
shared dirs is not needed on login in and dir browsing?

I'm using Samba to share files on some read only mounted NTFS drives. I use 
hdparm to spin the disks down, because the files are not used often. But 
ever time the client maps the drives thru Samba they spin up. The linux 
filesystem has it in cache, so viewing the dir inside linux dont spin them 
up. Samba must do something different to the shares, and there is really no 
reason to check for locks and so on, because the NTFS are mounted read only 
and no one can write to them.

Thanks in advance!

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