smbd processes birth and death

Frederic Gilbert Frederic.Gilbert at
Fri Jan 5 09:16:25 GMT 2001


I'm running Samba 2.0.7 on Solaris 2.6.

Noticing that there was quite a lot smbd processes on the Solaris box, I
compared PIDs with those given by smbstat. I found that a lot of smbds,
some of them being several days old, did not correspond to any samba

So the question: I believed that a smbd process starts when someone
connects to a share, is associated with this connection, and dies when
the connection is closed.
Am I wrong, and if so when is the process supposed to die? Is it normal
that some smbd processes go on living after the connection is closed;
are they still doing anything?

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