Sudden jump in cpu after a client change

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 29 19:54:42 GMT 2004

   On a Samba 2.2 site, a colleague of mine observed a sudden
jump in CPU usage after a change made to the clients.

  "A tech modified the XP workstations to forcible reconnect any
disconnected drive through a script that utilizes the WMI event.
As of Tuesday we noticed a considerable jump in CPU utilization
of our host."  When my colleague stops the smbd and the nmbd process
the server returns to about 27% utilization.

   Any suggestions on identifying what just DOS'd us, and
what to do to mitigate it?

David Collier-Brown,       | Always do right. This will gratify
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