size and number of smbd processes

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Jul 2 01:47:10 GMT 1999

On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Mattias Laage wrote:

> Gerald Carter wrote:
> >
> > The reason I ask is because this seems to vary drastically
> > between platforms.  The report here was for ~1.7Mb per smbd.
> > Luke has mentioned before a number of 600 - 800K for the
> > working set.  However, on Solaris 2.6, I daily see
> > 2.5Mb for the working set for each smbd using 2.0.3.
> the samba smbd executable measures  1.15 M on my HPUX.
> The  version is 2.0.0 (maybe I should get an update :-) )
> the size command says 809K (text-segment) and 88K (data-segments added)
> the top command reports all smbd  processes with more or less 1.7M
> If we can regard the text-segment as shared there remains a rest of  ~900K
> for each process ?

it'll be slightly less than that, as smbd runs for a bit before forking.
due to copy-on-write, only modified data-segment pages are replaced
(through copying and then page-faulting).

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