[Samba] static vs shared modules build

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Mar 12 19:34:15 UTC 2016

Am 12.03.2016 um 20:31 schrieb Miguel Medalha:
>> i would give the same device for *any* type of software since the
>> whole operating system including the kernel itself these days is built
>> with shared modules and you hardly gain anything measureable just
>> because one piece of your system is statically compiled
>> when it's mostly interesting on very slow embedded devices where it
>> makes a small difference in startup time when a lower amount of files
>> needs to be loaded
> Nevertheless, the default build of smbd produces almost twenty builtin
> modules, such as vfs_posixacl... Why would that be?

i guess because many things won't work out-of-the-box without

it may make sense to build others which you really use on every machine 
statically to not need to add them in your smb.conf

on the other hand doing so and then try to re-use your smb.conf 
somewhere else with a differnt build may bring some headaches because 
they are not loaded - so it depends

but as your question was about performance: no difference

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