Winbind slowing down entire system

Michels, Gustavo [EES/BR] gustavo.michels at
Mon Sep 24 10:24:01 GMT 2001

A little follow up

Right now my winbind process is taking 50% of system memory and going

25937 root      16   0  266M 266M  1036 R    10.3 53.1   0:56 winbindd



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michels, Gustavo [EES/BR] 
> Sent: segunda-feira, 24 de setembro de 2001 14:17
> To: samba at
> Subject: Winbind slowing down entire system
> Hello people,
> Ok, I am only testing my system yet, so I update the 
> SAMBA_2_2 cvs sources
> frequently. That was what I did today, updated as usual, but 
> now I noticed
> winbind is slowing down the entire system while active.
> A simple lpd restart after making changes to the printers 
> takes minutes.
> Opening a terminal window in X server takes more than 10 
> seconds. If I shut
> down the winbind process, everything comes back to normal.
> Looking at the systems active processes, I notice winbind is 
> taking usually
> 10-15% CPU and 20% memory (it's a PIII 733 with 512 Mb RAM) 
> while doing
> anything in the system. After the process finishes (lpd restart for
> example), winbind goes back to the normal sleep state.
> Tha samba side: accessing shares looks as fast as usual, but 
> opening or
> making changes to printer properties also takes ages.
> Also, I noticed logging into the server with a telnet session 
> takes several
> seconds (using a local unix account). And it wasn't like 
> that, some recent
> changes in the sources made that difference.
> System is Red Hat Linux 7.1, 2.4.3 kernel. I didn't make any 
> changes to pam
> files as I don't need domain users accessing unix services. In
> nsswitch.conf, the passwd and group lines are 'files winbind'.
> Any clues?
> cheers
> Gustavo
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