[Samba] smbd to 100%, hangs samba - HELP!

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 28 13:23:53 GMT 2002

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 04:11:25PM +1000, Danny Yee wrote:
> I'm running pretty bog-standard RedHat 7.3, samba 2.2.3a.  I upgraded
> to that a month ago and there were no problems until Monday afternoon,
> when samba hung and all my Windows users reported problems.  Running
> top revealed an smbd process using 99% CPU and killing that fixed
> the problem -- until it recurred a few hours later.
> I've tried restarting samba completely, rewriting my smb.conf (from
> smb.conf.rpmnew), and turning on logging (level 1), but the problem
> keeps recurring.  The offending smbd process is owned by a different
> user each time, so it doesn't look like some kind of out-of-control
> client problem.  And the time-to-failure is also unpredictable --
> sometimes it dies less than an hour after being restarted, but it
> has run for five hours in the middle of the day (and it runs fine
> overnight, with no activity).
> I'm at the pulling-out-hair stage over this one.  There's nothing
> enlightening in the logs that I can see, but I'll send them and my
> smb.conf if anyone thinks they might be informative.

Try upgrading to Samba 2.2.5 - we fixed several kernel oplock
related issues that may have an effect here.


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