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

John Schmerold john at katy.com
Fri May 24 14:46:02 GMT 2002


Redhat 2.4.18-0.26

When I pressed M in Top, DDClient filled the screen, he's claiming a 
bunch of processes.  I must have him loading in a cron job....


Doggone it.  I have him firing every 15 minutes.  I've done something 

Better change this.  Boy oh boy, am I dumb.

Thanks everyone for your help.  I bet this will solve my problems.

Noel Kelly wrote:
> 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.
> Noel
> 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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John Schmerold
Katy Computer Systems, Inc
20 Meramec Station Rd
Valley Park MO 63088

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