defunct smbd processes on SGI

Don Buchholz buchholz at
Mon Dec 1 20:11:31 GMT 1997

> From: shyde at (Simon Hyde)
> To: samba at
> Subject: Re: defunct smbd processes on SGI
> Message-ID: <3483b80d.152258003 at>
> >>Hello
> >>
> >>We are running samba on SGI/SUN/HP fileservers.
> >>
> >>We saw a problem on the SGI fileservers.
> >>After a while a lot of defunct smbd deamons were hanging and
> >>occupying the slots in the process table.
> >>
> >>We saw the problem with IRIX 5.2 and samba 1.9.16p11 and
> >>IRIX 6.2 and samba 1.9.17.p4 .
> >>
> >>Has anybody seen this problem before? This is a serious problem, because
> >>the smbd daemons are filling the process table, so new processen
> >>cannot be created. Is there a solution for this problem??
> >>
> >
> >I noticed much the same problem on an SGI IRIX 6.2 system that's running
> >1.9.17p1 as a very light usage print server with the odd bit of file transfer.

Oh yes!  We've been there -- Solaris 2.5.1 and SAMBA 1.9.15p8.
It doesn't happen very often, but when it does...  :-(  :-(

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