idle_timeout processing in the parent smbd?

James Peach jpeach at
Mon Jun 4 22:59:22 GMT 2007

On Jun 4, 2007, at 3:24 PM, tridge at wrote:

> James,
>> I'd argue that it's an actual saving of resources (for some use
>> cases). smbd is 6MB on my system, nmbd is 2MB and winbindd is 4MB. So
>> running these cost ~12MB of some combination of swap space and
>> physical memory.
> I think you'll find it you look at /proc/PID/map that nearly all of
> this is read-only mmap of libraries and the main binary. Those bits
> cost you nothing.

That's true, it's probably (a lot?) less that I'm representing above  
but it's still greater than zero.

> I also think you'll find that once you start doing things like rpc
> over tcp that trying to manage your ports via an external daemon
> becomes a nightmare. That's why Samba4 doesn't support inetd.

I'm not familiar with the issue with rpc on tcp. Could you elaborate?

James Peach | jpeach at

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