Problems with Samba and Solaris 2.6

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Tue Feb 24 13:51:36 GMT 1998

You wrote
| We're having problems running Samba on a dual-processor Sparcserver 10
| running Solaris 2.6. The problem is that samba seems to spawn multiple
| processes for each connection and generally consume more and more
| resources until the system runs out of memory and swap, or just 
| generally becomes completely unresponsive.
| We have seen load averages of 500+ on this machine as a result.
|                       Sun have raised the question of whether Samba is
| compatible with Solaris 2.6, so before I am forced to take this system
| of service for a day to upgrade it to Solaris 2.5.1 (which ran Samba
| fine): Is anyone successfully running Samba on Solaris 2.6, or aware
| any solution to the problems we seem to be experiencing?

  It works fine on a single-processor 2.6, and passed Appcert

  We have it running on a Solaris 2.5.1 SPARCServer 1000 in Toronto,
but not a 2.6 multiprocessor...

  If it looks like a Solaris bug, I'll be directly interested: I 
work on part of the Binary Application Stability programme, and 
we're actively trying to avoid having customers downgrade to older
  Those are usually called ``Henry Spencer Upgrades'', after a
famous migration from SunOS 4.0 to 3.5 at the main Canadian mailhub.

David Collier-Brown,  | Always do right. This will gratify some people
185 Ellerslie Ave.,   | and astonish the rest.        -- Mark Twain
Willowdale, Ontario   | davecb at,
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