[Samba] ps -A | grep smbd?

Jerry Buburuz jerry at ee.ualberta.ca
Wed May 21 18:34:13 GMT 2003

Hi folks,

I have had a samba 2.2.8a running for a while on a suse box. 
Now recently I have had some strange problems.

"ps -A | grep nmb" Shows nothing.

But, "lsof | grep mbd" shows me smbd and nmbd are running.
The smbd.pid and nmbd.pib are in /usr/var/locks/.

Now, why out of the blue would "ps -A" not show the processes?

I upgraded samba to 2.2.8a a while ago, after the upgrade I started smbd 
and nmbd like this:

smbd -l /var/log/samba
nmbd -l /var/log/samba

then, "ps -A" showed the pid's for the processes no problem just as 

But something strange has happened, I don't understand why its all the 
sudden not displaying the pid for smbd and nmbd?

Although samba services are running ok, it appears to be working even 
though I cannot see the PID through ps.

Any thoughts?




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