[Samba] SMBD CPU climbs sky high when writing DPX files

Andy Liebman andyliebman at aol.com
Thu Nov 5 08:58:07 MST 2009

> I have already replied: 
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2009-November/151677.html
> Volker
Thanks Volker,

Your reply did vanish into thin air.  Not in my Spam or Trash.  So, it's 
a good thing you sent me the new link. As it turns out, doing some 
Googling I found a similar suggestion yesterday from Jeremy.


Jeremy's suggestion was:

	case sensitive = True
	default case = upper
	preserve case = no
	short preserve case = no

Your suggestion was:

    preserve case = no
    short preserve case = no
    default case = lower
    case sensitive = yes


The difference being, you say "lower" and he said "upper". Is there a 
reason to use one versus the other? I'll try out your suggestion and 
report back to say if that solves the problem or not.  But reading 
Jeremy's posting, I'm not sure why it would make a difference.  It seems 
the case [in]sensitive issue was about reading directories.  In the case 
of capturing DPX files, I am writing to them.  But are you saying the 
problem really applies to both getting directory listings and to writing 
to a directory?

If this does fix the problem, what will happen if the application or 
user creates files with a mixture of upper and lower case?  I don't have 
control over whether the application writes "Media" versus "media" in 
the default path to files.  Or won't it really matter, as Windows sees 
them as the same anyway?

Thanks again,


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