[Samba] RE: High CPU load on smiod

adrian sender adrian_au1 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 19 14:58:35 GMT 2005

Hello Jools,

Some more information would really help;  ie logs.

Instead of mounting the samba shares on the NT4 machine, you could mount the 
NT shares on the samba box and sync them with rsync.

Something like this should do it >
mount -t smbfs -o username=tridge,password=foobar //fjall/test /data/test
rsync -avz /mnt/point/ /destination

If you have problems with smbfs try using cifs instead.

Either your CPU's are dual core xeons, which is actually 2 die on the one 
cpu, or you have hyperthreading enabled;  consult your motherboard manual 
which should indicate how to disable this in the bios.

Hope this helps.


Adrian Sender.

From: jools <jools at oss4all.plus.com>
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] High CPU load on smiod
Sent: Wednesday, 19 October 2005 10:06:01 AM
Hi all,

I'm running Samba 3.0.13 on Mandrake 10.2 (LE2005) and have mounted the 
on an NT4 server to rsync the files over to the Samba box.

The only thing is that Linux sees the dual Xeons in the server as four CPUs
and the first core on CPU1 hits 100% while the files are copying over. Every
so often, CPU1, core 2 takes over (at 100%) for a short period and then core
1 goes back to 100%. Is this normal?

When the CPU load hits 100% the mouse and keyboard become unresponsive and 
whole plot turns clunky. I've also had to turn apic off with linux apic=off
in Lilo.

Cheers all,


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