defunct smbd processes on SGI

Simon Hyde shyde at
Sun Nov 23 23:40:56 GMT 1997

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:24:02 +1100, you wrote:

>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 exactly this 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

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