[Samba] SMB Multichannel use-cases

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Feb 17 19:06:52 UTC 2017

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 09:09:10AM +0530, Madhusudan R via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to understand the use-cases to use SMB multichannel. Especially,
> if the SMB client and Samba server are talking over the WAN.
> When does one see an improvement in throughput with multichannel? For
> instance, does copying multiple files result in parallel copying over
> multiple connections over the same session?
> Your inputs are appreciated.

Multichannel with Samba allows parallelization of reads and writes
for all files, so long as Samba is configured for aio.

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