samba runaway processes
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Wed Aug 16 12:20:33 GMT 2000
[This discussiuon redirected to samba at samba.org, until we find
something germaine --dave]
> > Gordon Lack just found an interesting symptom for us: if I
> > interpret this properly, it looks like Samba has problems
> > when the underlying filesystem locks (in this case NFS) were
> > wonky
Jie J Zhang wrote:
> Yep, I've experienced the same thing. We had samba running on a local dir
> and accessing local files with no prob. Second we moved it to another
> machine access samba and its shared dirs thru NFS, [...]
> Particularly in the fact that users spawned millions of
> processes. [about 5 times the normal number]
I just built a dead-stock 2.0.7 samba and brought
it up on my workstation, looking at both NFS-mounted
and local disks.
1) With lockd running on Solaris 8, everything is fine.
smbclient //elsbeth/davecb returns normal results
and there are only two smbds running.
2) When I kill lockd with smbd running, nothing changes.
3) When I start smbd with no lockd, it starts normally,
and I get only the expected two smbds.
There is clearly a problem, but I can't reproduce it on
Solaris 8 and Samba 2.0.7
Can anyone try this experiment on a late-model Linux?
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