Unkillable Samba on Irix

Andrew Klaassen ak at dkp.com
Tue Oct 9 13:54:11 GMT 2001

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 01:34:41PM -0700,
Herb Lewis wrote:

> Unfortunately we need a little more info. Is this reproducible?

I've only seen it once, ever.

> When it happens, does "smbstatus -p" show all the pids that
> show up in "ps -ef | grep smbd" (ps should show 1 additional
> smbd whose parent is pid 1) If ps shows many more than
> smbstatus you may be seeing a problem with pids waiting to
> die. Check the log files and see if you are seeing crash
> messages for these smbd processes. I would suggest upgrading
> to at least 2.2.1a as there were some bugs fixed along these
> lines if this is what you are seeing.

Unfortunately, the logs seem to be on an extremely short
rotation; when it occured to me today to look at Friday's smbd
logs, the information was long gone.

I didn't know to try "smbstatus -p" on Friday, either,
unfortunately.  What might cause pids to be so long "waiting to
die"?  Why would that prevent new smbd processes from being able
to daemonize themselves?

Andrew Klaassen

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