size and number of smbd processes

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Jul 2 01:41:06 GMT 1999

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Mattias Laage wrote:

> Hi all
> we've got about 60 NT-PCs running and connecting to a
> samba fileserver. This server is a HP-Workstation (HPUX)
> It seams that each connecting PC creates a separate
> smbd process with the size of around 1700 KB.

copy-on-write in modern OSes means that the amount of actual memory taken
up is about 600-800k.  if you happen to have compiled with -g flags this
can go as high as 3-6meg per smbd process: make sure you compile without
debug info!

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