[Samba] Samba and XP

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 05:30:09 GMT 2008

Greg J. Zartman, P.E. wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:38:37PM +0200, Deon Steyn wrote:
>>>     Is it possible to run Samba on Xp Pro 
>> No.
> You could run Samba in a *nix VM sitting on top of a XP host. 
> Performance is going to suck, but it can be done.
> Greg
If you go this route, make sure to set XP performance setting for 
background services rather than programs. 

/I'll never understand Windows memory management... it seems like the 
more hardware you throw at it, the less it uses.  I've had programs that 
I haven't used hours cached in memory while I'm just short of thrashing 
with VMs running, and by the sounds of the harddrive it's not doing much 
of a read ahead.  Sorry, just wasted about an entire day babysitting 
virtual machines that moved at the same pace with 256 MB RAM as a full 
gig, since they were starved while RAM essentially sat idle.  I/O bound 
for linear reads on separate channels, and yet a gig of RAM sits as 
cache for stale programs from hours ago/.

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