We run a small CentOS server as a test environment with staff connecting to it via Samba shares (from a combination of Macs and PCs).
The smbd service is utilising 5-10% CPU per user - which seems excessive. Especially as the server is a new quad-core.
Mac users seem to be causing higher CPU loads (closer to 10%) and having more problems with connection speed.
Are there any setting or configuration changes that can be made to lower CPU (and hopefully speed up connection for the Macs)
Contents of /etc/samba/smb.conf
# Global Parameters [global] workgroup = Foo netbios name = Bar ; encrypt passwords = yes username map = /etc/samba/smbusers socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=65536 SO_SNDBUF=65536 [websites] path = /var/www/sites ; browseable = yes write list = foobar, barfoo ; writeable = no valid users = foobar, barfoo