OH DEAR! - RE: 2.2.2 runaway SMBD process

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Nov 20 11:46:02 GMT 2001

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 11:00:18AM -0000, Noel Kelly wrote:
> Jeremy,
> Bit of bad news - we had a another runaway SMBD.  This time profiles were
> NOT involved - I was simply copying up an installation of Office2000 and
> then deleting it.  It almost reached the end of the deletion when the
> processor utilisation went up to 90%.  The client connection then dropped
> with a 'connection is no longer available' and there is now 99% processor
> utilisation on the server.  This process is now unkillable.
> Do you think this is a kernel (2.2.19) issue or a Samba issue (2.2.2) ?  You
> said if a process becomes unkillable then it is a kernel issue - perhaps it
> is the kernel not handling the SMBD correctly ?

If a process is unkillable then it's a kernel bug. No question
about it.


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