[Samba] Out of memory need to restart system - Probably OT

Noel Kelly nkelly at tarsus.co.uk
Fri May 24 13:01:02 GMT 2002

Please specify the Samba version you are running - winbindd in 2.2.2 had a
*big* memory leak which would certainly eat all your memory over three days
on a moderately busy server.  The more work winbindd does the more memory it
chews - which might explain the end of day incidents.

Try using 'M' in Top to get an idea of who is eating the memory.


There is no indication in TOP as to what can be eating memory.  Perhaps, 
I'm using wrong flags.  SAR shows dramatic increase in CPU utilization 
at start of the out of memory messages.

portion of log file reads as follows:
May 23 07:10:07 stl1 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 5404 (dnscache).
May 23 07:10:46 stl1 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 5407 (dnscache).
May 23 07:11:34 stl1 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 5409 (multilog).

It seems like the problem occurs at end of day or during evening.

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