Samba 2.0.7 mem leaks, continued
Teemu Junnila (QRA)
Teemu.Junnila at era.ericsson.se
Mon Sep 4 11:50:42 GMT 2000
Unfortunately, my samba processes are controlled by Veritas Cluster. It could off course be possible to break them out from the cluster and use inetd.conf, but the system serves several thousand users and has not one but several simultaneous logical nmbd/smbd services per one physical machine.
I think I keep on killing and starting the processes at nigth via cron untill a real fix/patch is done.
From: Neil Hoggarth [mailto:neil.hoggarth at physiol.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: den 4 september 2000 12:31
To: acherry at pobox.com
Cc: samba-technical at samba.org; Teemu Junnila (QRA)
Subject: Re: Samba 2.0.7 mem leaks, continued
On Sat, 2 Sep 2000 acherry at pobox.com 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 physiol.ox.ac.uk> Laboratory of Physiology
http://www.physiol.ox.ac.uk/~njh/ University of Oxford, UK
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