Sessions that don't die

Stephen L Arnold sarnold at
Fri May 28 01:50:06 GMT 1999

On 27 May 99, Tony House <tonyh at> had questions 
about Sessions that don't die:  

> I have encountered an interesting problem over the last several
> weeks. We run Samba 2.0.2 on a Sun sparc machine running Solaris
> 2.7 connected to PCs all running Windows 95.  Occasionally, after
> a PC is shut down, a Samba process will persist on the Sun.  That
> process will be using copious amounts of the available cpu - one
> was using 98%.  This process will persist for many hours.  For
> the ones I have noticed I have had to use the "kill" command. 

This sounds like a race condition (I don't have a CS degree, but I 
know some big words).  It could be a problem with the samba binary 
or a shared lib.  Did you compile it yourself, and if so, did you 
use the (slightly broken) sun c compiler or gcc?  Did you verify 
you're linking with the right libs (and the right versions) or just 
run configure and then make?

I know there're many of you out there who know much more about this 
than I do (somebody bail me out of this please)...

Steve Arnold  CLE (Certifiable Linux Evangelist)

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