[Samba] large smb.conf file
knabet at wou.edu
Mon Oct 3 22:53:12 GMT 2005
As a side note, the server is a SunFire E6900 with 8 dual core ultra IV procs and 32gigs of memory. With 300 smbd processes the issue can send load avg's up to around 100 and we see small issues with people who are trying to log into the domain at the same time. With 600 smbd processes running then the issue is obviously compounded.
During the rest of the time, the server doesn't even really feel samba.
We had not tried to use the "copy share" feature as suggested but will try that.
Thanks for the quick responses.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>
Date: Monday, October 3, 2005 2:48 pm
Subject: Re: [Samba] large smb.conf file
To: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 04:45:30PM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> > Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > >> We've considered having the parent smbd re-parse the
> configuration> >> file into a tdb and the send a message to all the
> children that
> > >> it the configuration changed. At this point we could maintain
> > >> a timestamp on a per service basis. Or maybe even remove the
> need> >> for the in memory services array altogether.
> > >>
> > >> The main design hurdle is variable substitution.
> > >
> > > Or we could wait (mod) random timel < 5secs after noticing a
> > > smb.conf change to spread out the load ?
> > Yeah we could. Simo made a change to the pcap_reload() code
> > to do something similar with printers. It's a band aid.
> > Do you remember when tridge worked on this if it was the
> > file i/o or the mem functions that were the bottleneck?
> Band-aids can sometimes help :-). Especially if it's a small, non
> critical wound :-).
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