[Samba] smbd looking for non existent files
steve at steve-ss.com
Mon Sep 2 03:39:43 MDT 2013
On Sun, 2013-08-25 at 12:37 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> On 24 August 2013 22:39, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-08-24 at 20:57 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> > Hi
> > On 24 August 2013 19:05, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
> > Hi
> > 4.0.8 file server in a 4.0.8 domain
> > After a user logs in on a Linux client which is
> joined to the
> > domain,
> > smbd is constantly looking for files which don't
> > smbd has no reason to look for those files unless the client
> asks for
> > them.
> > I suspect you just need to turn down the debug level a bit.
> > Here is the file server log after a user login to a
> > client has
> > settled down:
> > [2013/08/24 18:43:24.748511,
> > 3] ../source3/smbd/vfs.c:1140(check_reduced_name)
> > check_reduced_name [steve2/.icons/gnome]
> > [...]
> But if I turn the log level down, it's only at 3, that doesn't
> stop it
> looking. Does it?
> No, of course not.
> As you say, steve2/.icons/gnome must be coming from the Linux
> Would it be correct to eliminate samba from this issue? My
> fear is that
> scaling this up by replacing windows boxes with Linux is going
> to grind
> the whole thing to a halt.
> Since it's the client asking for those files, this will be no
> different if you were running a Windows server. Except that the
> windows server will not log all the "file not found" messages.
> Watching tail -f log.smbd is scary.
> Then turn down the log level! :) Turn it up again if you're having
> problems, of course, but this just looks like normal stuff that you
> should not need to worry about.
The problem is that each Linux client adds 0.7% to smbd. That's a
constant load. I realise it's not a Samba issue. I'll have to either
switch to another DE or revert the Linux boxes to xp.
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