Runaway SMBD processes

Thomas Aeby aeby at
Thu Apr 5 19:11:03 GMT 2001

On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Christian Barth wrote:

> We get exactly the same in the following unusual senario, which a 
> haven't debugged any further:
> Redhat 6.2 NFS-Server --> NFS-mount across the university campus --> 

I've got the same problem ... I am pretty sure it is due to NFS locking
problems - Linux NFS locking is not really robust IMHO. I assume when
Samba tries to lock a file, it just hangs under some circumstances. As
the hanging process won't be able to server any requests any more the
Windows client after a timeout decides to re-open the server connection
thus making smbd create another copy serving the station.

Does this sound reasonable?

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