Runaway SMBD processes - solved

Eric Pilger pilger at
Thu Apr 5 20:00:05 GMT 2001

Success! I hope.

I noticed numerous oplock failures in the log file, so set "oplock break wait
time" to 10. Not a peep out of it since, and no more runaways.

> > I think this was covered earlier, but I missed it because I was beating
> > my head against Win2K PDC support.Now I have that working, this problem
> > is becoming a real pain.
> >
> > At least once a day, smbd will go crazy for one or more users.It will
> > create a new instance every minutes or so to serve the exact same share,
> > while not killing the old instances. Everything will lock up for the
> > user and I will have to shut down their machine, and restart smbd to
> > clear things up.

Eric J. Pilger

Systems Administrator

Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology/SOEST

pilger at


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