[Samba] ps aux | grep smbd

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 17 05:26:25 MST 2015

On 17/02/15 12:15, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello Rowland
> Am 17.02.2015 um 06:14 schrieb Jed Evnull:
>> I recently compiled samba-3.2.15 for a Raspberry Pi V2 and while it
>> seems to be working fine, when I  ps aux | grep smbd I'm shown two or
>> three successively numbered smbd jobs. The smbd log isn't showing
>> anything weird, what's up with this?
> Everything is fine. smbd create child processes, like when users or
> machines are connecting.
> Am 17.02.2015 um 10:29 schrieb Rowland Penny:
>> What I find weird is that, by choice, you are using a samba version that
>> went EOL nearly 5 years ago.
> Just a guess:
> 3.2 needs much less resources, that the current versions do. E. g. smbd
> in 3.2 was just about 1/4 of the size it is in 4.1. Many parts can't be
> disabled with ./configure options and are build in. Kai Blin had a good
> talk about this last year:
> http://sambaxp.org/fileadmin/user_upload/SambaXP2014-DATA/thu/track1/Kai_Blin-Samba-ScalingSambaDowntoMicroServers.pdf
> Regards,
> Marc

Well, I can see what you mean, but why bother, a raspberry pi will 
function quite capably as a home DC (never mind as just a fileserver) 
and now the pi2 is out with quad core and more memory.

I cannot understand why anybody would recommend using anything that went 
EOL nearly 5 years ago, just think of all the security releases that 
there have been since then, never mind the bug fixes!


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