[Samba] smbd looking for non existent files
esiotrot at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 15:02:22 MDT 2013
Is the load the same even if you turn down the logging?
On 9/2/13, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
> 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.
Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
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