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NAME

       vfs_aio_fork - implement async I/O in Samba vfs

SYNOPSIS

       vfs objects = aio_fork

DESCRIPTION

       This VFS module is part of the samba(7) suite.

       The aio_fork VFS module enables async I/O for Samba on platforms where the system level
       Posix AIO interface is insufficient. Posix AIO can suffer from severe limitations. For
       example, on some Linux versions the real-time signals that it uses are broken under heavy
       load. Other systems only allow AIO when special kernel modules are loaded or only allow a
       certain system-wide amount of async requests being scheduled. Systems based on glibc (most
       Linux systems) only allow a single outstanding request per file descriptor.

       To work around all these limitations, the aio_fork module was written. It uses forked
       helper processes instead of the internal Posix AIO interface to create asynchronousity for
       read and write calls. It has no parameters, it will create helper processes when async
       requests come in as needed. Idle helper processes will be removed every 30 seconds.

       This module is stackable.

EXAMPLES

       Straight forward use:

                   [cooldata]
                path = /data/ice
                vfs objects = aio_fork

VERSION

       This man page is part of version 4.10.7-Ubuntu of the Samba suite.

AUTHOR

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba
       is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux
       kernel is developed.