[Samba] Runaway samba processes
robert at euston.fslife.co.uk
Wed Oct 16 10:15:01 GMT 2002
Phil Chambers wrote:
>>We have Samba 2.2.5 running on AIX 4.3.3. The server is a very heavy
>>duty server, and has 3 main shares, which are very large.
>>The problem is that after a few days of running, the server suddenly
>>stops killing off newly spawned smbd processes. They do not die, even
>>when the original smbd process is killed. They will respond to a kill
>>-9, but killing off the main PID does not kill the runaway children.
>>(Instead, their PPID goes to 1 )
> I'm curious to see if this is in any way related to a problem we have. Are the
> ruaway processes using cpu or are they completely idle? We have a problem with smbd
> getting into a loop and consuming cpu. We do also see processes which do not get
> closed down, but it is just odd processes and I think they will kill with just a
This is happening on a huge server with gigabytes of real memory. It can
handle thousands of these dead proocesses before slowing down - and then
it's not the memory, but the huge process list. They do consume memory
and CPU, however, so it may be related.
What is the procedure for logging a bug with the Samba developers?
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