Run away number of smbd children

Kevin Robinson kevinr at
Wed Oct 10 19:52:00 GMT 2007


This is the same problem I was having with version 3.0.25b -- which is 
why I upgraded to 3.0.26a.  Yesterday it got so bad that I was having to 
restart it every few minutes, or the machine would get hosed.  I finally 
reverted to 3.0.20b and haven't had a problem since; however, the server 
hasn't hit the load it was at either so who knows...

Kevin Robinson wrote:
> Thanks for the help,
> Seems that this could be related to 
> , so I've put up a page with all the loggin' data plus some ( 
> ).  The server's patch level is 
> behind the current which is 13.  As I was watching the server via 
> prstat, I noticed that the smbd processes would be using very much of 
> the cpu; but that could be because there were 5000+ processes running.
> I was not able to get the snoop data though :(

Kevin Robinson, B.Sc.
SysAdmin for University of Arkansas IT Services
(479)575-2901-office, (479)575-4753-fax
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