[Samba] large smb.conf file

Travis Knabe knabet at wou.edu
Mon Oct 3 19:43:51 GMT 2005

I have about 5000 distinct shares defined in my smb.conf file.  As you can imagine it's quite large.

Everyone once in awhile all the smbd daemons ( in top ) go to a run state and pretty much bring the system to a halt.  The system is WAY oversized.  99.999% of the day samba runs fine.  We _THINK_ we've narrowed down the times when the smbd processes go crazy to a time when we're updating the smb.conf file.  Does this sound reasonable?  Is there a better way to create the neccessary shares?


Travis Knabe
Assistant Director
University Computing Services
Western Oregon University
Phone: 503-838-8507

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