[Samba] SMB Multichannel use-cases

Madhusudan R madhurjf.job at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 05:30:45 UTC 2017

Thanks for your response!

In other words, would the client be encouraged to open multiple connections
with the server to access multiple files in parallel?


On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:

> 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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