Run away number of smbd children

Kevin Robinson kevinr at
Thu Oct 11 13:18:53 GMT 2007

That is a clue as the older version isn't doing that; however, I did 
rejoin the domain as part of the reversion process...  I'll need to find 
a way to test this theory out without affecting the whole campus first lol


Dave Daugherty wrote:
>>From log.wb-GACL
>   winbindd_pam_auth: sam_logon returned ACCESS_DENIED.  Maybe the trust
> account password was changed and we didn't know it. Killing connections
> to domain GACL
> occurs every few seconds.  Did you try to rejoin the domain to fix this?
> Dave Daugherty
> On Behalf Of Kevin Robinson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:52 PM
>> Hey,
>> 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.
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