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Change Parallels Desktop 1.0's caching strategy
Authored by: adams4 on Jun 27, '06 07:52:14AM

The problem I've had is with file sharing. Specifically, I've turned on Windows Sharing (i.e., SMB) on the Mac "side," and I've mapped a drive on the PC side (running Windows XP, SP2). (I haven't been using the Parallels Shared Folder feature, as I've found it slow and buggy.)

Anyway, the problem I've encountered is that sometimes, something is causing hundreds of smbd jobs to spawn (only two or three should be running). Eventually, the proc table can't spawn any more jobs, and unless I can quit a few running applications to get a terminal session going, there's no choice left but to reboot. Fortunately, I've managed to stop Parallels, quit apps, open a terminal session and sudo killall smbd to bring sanity back to my machine.

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Adam Spector.

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Change Parallels Desktop 1.0's caching strategy
Authored by: markuswarren on Jun 27, '06 12:41:07PM
Hi, not sure if it'll help, but you mgith want to read this on macwindows.com about SMDB processes:

http://macwindows.com/OSXServer.html#082305

It principally mentions Tiger Server, but someone mentioned seeing a similar issue with Tiger clients, and the same fix for Tiger server worked for Tiger client.

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