cached memory problem

Raphael Berghmans rberghmans at
Thu Feb 12 15:41:54 GMT 2004


My samba (RH 7.3, 2.4.18, Samba-3.0.0) server is 4 processors and 1Gb
Ram and 2 Gb Swap. There are 600 simultaneous smbd process. Everything
works perfectly, except that sometimes (once per day), during 2-3
minutes, the server doesn't works anymore. 

During the problem, the following observation has been made :

huge load average : 450, x, y
and the Cached Memory is freeing

It's seems that each smbd process want to free them cached memory !

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