Linux-2.4.2-2 and Running NetBench with Samba-2.2.2

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Feb 4 21:09:03 GMT 2002

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 09:43:26AM -0500, Christopher Harrer wrote:
> Hello,
> Please let me know if this is the wrong list to post this to.
> Anyway, I am running some NetBench tests with RH 7.1 and 2.4.2-2 Kernel with
> Samba-2.2.2.  The system I am running the tests on is a 2x1Ghz PIII with 4GB
> RAM, and a Mylex RAID controller.
> The tests will run for several hours, then the system becomes "unusable"
> with one or both processors becoming 100% active on a smbd process(es).  I
> was able to get an strace of one of the processes on Saturday and was
> wondering if anyone could tell me what additional information I could gather
> to try and figure out what is going on?  The interesting thing is that once
> I do the strace, the run-away process does clean up and I can continue to
> run NetBench tests.  The following is a portion of the strace output (I am
> not including it all as it is rather large).
> If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please respond to me personally as
> I'm not subscribed to this mailing list.

Try Samba 2.2.3 (released on Saturday). As an experiment try
disabling kernel oplocks.


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