[Samba] is sssd *faster* than samba4's builtin winbind?

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Sun Nov 3 23:12:25 MST 2013

On 11/03/2013 10:02 PM, Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Using samba 4.0.9 as an AD DC (no other domain servers).
> Since my UIDs and GIDs have changed, I was doing cleanup:
>      find /srv/svn/ -xdev '(' -nouser -o -nogroup ')' -ls
> I noticed this was very slow -- iostat reported only about 2tps and
> 50kB/s to my disks.  So I timed it with nsswitch.conf users & groups set
> to "files" vs. "files winbind":
>      # with "files"
>      root at gumbo:~# time find /srv/svn/ -xdev \
>                    '(' -nouser -o -nogroup ')' -printf x >x
>      real    0m1.992s
>      user    0m1.364s
>      sys     0m0.580s
>      # with "files winbind"
>      root at gumbo:~# time find /srv/svn/ -xdev \
>                    '(' -nouser -o -nogroup ')' -printf x >x
>      real    1m17.193s
>      user    0m4.956s
>      sys     0m4.508s
> I haven't bothered trying sssd yet, because winbind worked.
> But this slowdown freaks me out.
> Is this normal for the samba4 AD/builtin winbind?
> Should I report it to the samba BTS?
It's a known issue, we are working at merging the winbindd used in 
member mode (ie. the one that was here in 3.x version) with the one in 
AD to get most of the speed of this winbindd when working as a AD DC.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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