Samba and AIX 4.3.3

Michael E Osborne mosborne at
Thu Sep 21 19:22:18 GMT 2000

We run Samba 2.0.7 under AIX 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 no problems. Our samba
processes average about 1.6M. We have seen this problem though. It seems to
be caused by Samba's test ofhow many files it can open. I believe it
defaults to about 10,000. Add a "max open files" statement to your config
file and see if that fixes your problem.

Dee Mitchell <dee_mitchell at> on 09/21/2000 08:43:02 AM

To:   "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at>
cc:   samba-technical at (bcc: Michael E Osborne/JACADS/REC)
Subject:  Re: Samba and AIX 4.3.3


    Thanks for the prompt response! I didn't realize it was a memory leak
since each smb process was taking up over 12meg of memory verses Xk like
usual. I will check out the archives, and thanks again.

See Ya

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:

> Memory leakage problems have been reported under Sun systems as well,
> despite extensive efforts (including the use of proprietary tools for
> detecting leaks) to find and remove them before release.  The folks with
> the Sun hardware were kind enough to send us some very useful debugging
> logs, traces, etc.
> Last I saw, there was a memory leak patch floating 'round, but it isn't
> official yet (still in testing).  You might check the Samba-Technical
> archives.
> Chris -)-----
> > Gentlemen,
> >
> >     Where might I find a solution to the excessive memory use with AIX
> > 4.3.3 and Samba 2.0.7?
> >
> > Thank You
> >
> >    Dee Mitchell
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> >
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