[Samba] Possible Issue with Samba Blocking I/O and CPU

Andy Liebman andyliebman at aol.com
Thu Jun 10 11:51:52 MDT 2010

>> Since sending my first email, I have another 2 hours of flawless
>> performance.  This contrasts with days on end of these "periodic
>> dropouts" before we set the "write cache" line.
> It's a kernel issue - by setting write cache you are changing the
> smbd read/write patterns to the disk. How much you change them depends on the
> locality of reference of the client apps, as I mention above.

I want to correct myself here.  The smb.conf setting was "write cache 
size" and NOT "write cache".  Hopefully you understood what I meant.

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