[Samba] smbd processes loaded onto one core

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 18 10:49:34 MDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 09:30:50AM -0700, Steve Rippl wrote:
> Hi,
> We're running 3.0.31 (yes, I know that's old!) on a dual core processor,
> our kernel has SMB support and the dual core processor is recognized
> correctly, yet all (300+) smbd process seem to be hitting the same core!
> Is this our OS, the version of samba, something else?

That has to be your OS I'm afraid. Samba doesn't contain
any "run on this CPU" scheduling hinting code, it's just
a userspace app. I'd look elsewhere...


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