[Samba] How much memory does your smbd take up?

Ross McInnes (Systems) sysrm at stvincent.ac.uk
Tue Dec 16 09:17:50 GMT 2003

This is partly to do with my "Tall tale of woe" thread...

ive noticed in the past that when its crashed and ive had to restart etc 
when the system comes back up i have ooooodles of memory available...

yet seemingly in the space of a few hours the amount available is taken 
from 2GB down to 11MB

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          2016       2004         11          0        543       1257
-/+ buffers/cache:        204       1811
Swap:         4000         18       3982

now obviously applications DO use memory but i was wondering how much, and 
is this normal behavior for a server running samba? (it also runs dns and 

i have another server which runs samba but only 2 people connect to it...

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1006        982         23          0         69        818
-/+ buffers/cache:         95        911
Swap:         2000          0       2000

pulling at straws now, but someone else asked the question and i didnt 

Many thanks

Ross McInnes

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