Samba 2.0.7 mem leaks, continued

Neil Hoggarth neil.hoggarth at
Mon Sep 4 10:31:04 GMT 2000

On Sat, 2 Sep 2000 acherry at wrote:

> ... but it appears to suggest a leak in the config file reloading
> code ...

One small observation: Based on Andrew's description, it sounds like
both affected sites might be able to temporarily work around their
problem by running smbd out of inetd, rather than as a standalone
daemon, on their production servers? That way you get a fresh smbd
process, which only ever parses the config file once, for each new

I use Samba 2.0.7 on Solaris 2.6 without problems, and it so happens
that I'm using inetd style, which might explain why I've not seen the
memory leak symptoms here.

Neil Hoggarth                                 Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at>                   Laboratory of Physiology                  University of Oxford, UK

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