Do you know any performance of sizing recommendations about Samba 4.7.1 ?

For few informations :

2vCPUs / 1 Core 8GB of RAM 140 simultaneous Windows users / 250 at most / 20 NFS volumes mounted via fstab

This question because my RAM is all eated up by the buffer/cache (normal according to last chapter of : https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Performance_Tuning).

Users are not complaining but I don't know if the servers is needing more or less.

  • What are the load average numbers for the box? Is any/much swap being used? – ivanivan Feb 5 at 14:15
  • True, I forgot to give those points : The load average is 0.04, 0.06, 0.06. Near no swap usage : 96 kib used CPU and RAM on top's graph look really calm – Meoffrey Feb 5 at 15:48
  • Then you don't have any issues... use of buffer/cache is a normal thing, as long as you aren't swapping (excessively) or experiencing high I/O wait times (what the load average measures) you are good to go. – ivanivan Feb 5 at 15:50
  • It sounds really logic, this is a good way to audit that. Thanks for it. – Meoffrey Feb 5 at 16:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.