Long term use of Samba 3.0.14a sees smbd grow to 103MB RSS then OOM

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Mon Nov 26 15:42:29 GMT 2007

On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, Volker Lendecke wrote:

>> I am copying a file-set that consists of some 70,000 files and directories
>> and some 30GB in total, and got to 20 or so copies before the SMBD serving
>> my workstation grew to around 103MB and the OOM killer on Linux triggered
>> taking out some other important processes. I tend to have multiple threads
>> going on Windows (multiple copies via explorer).
> Have you tried to set the parameter "max stat cache size" ?

Hmmm, no. I will try that. I didn't think there were any caches that would 
grow in an unlimited manner. Thanks.

Having done a search I see that the issue has already come up.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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