[Samba] Re: samba periodically access the disk even when idle ?

gary ng garyng2000 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 18 16:53:20 GMT 2005

I have already tried to put smb.conf to /tmp which is
mounted to tmpfs but the disk access continues. I have
no idea why. 

--- Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at interia.pl> wrote:

> Wil Cooley wrote:
> > On 2005-01-18, gary ng <garyng2000 at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>does samba server access the disk periodically
> even it
> >>is not serving any client ? I am trying to setup a
> >>home server which is not frequently used and set
> the
> >>HD to spin down after 60s inactivity. But it get
> kicks
> >>up again apparently by samba(stoping samba and the
> >>disk won't spin up anymore). I think it is a 3
> minute
> >>or so interval.
> >>
> >>Is there a way to tell it not to as I can
> sacrifice
> >>some performance in exchange for much less noise
> and
> >>some power savings.
> > 
> > 
> > Short of a good answer, here's a guess: Logging
> with disk buffering.
> > Set your loglevel to 0 and see if it stops.
> doesn't it also look into smb.conf periodically for
> changes? I'm not 
> sure if it can be disabled, though (putting this
> file in ramdisk would 
> be a solution if there is no other way to stop Samba
> from looking into 
> that file).
> Tomek

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