AW: [Samba] Samba 2.2.8a :: High CPU usage

Lars Kirchhoff lkirchhoff at
Wed May 28 13:27:02 GMT 2003

>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: jra at [mailto:jra at]
>Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. Mai 2003 18:49
>An: Lars Kirchhoff
>Cc: samba at
>Betreff: Re: [Samba] Samba 2.2.8a :: High CPU usage
>On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 06:46:54PM +0200, Lars Kirchhoff wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm facing a silly problem right now. I've installed samba 2.2.8a on 
>> a linux box, which is running SuSE 8.0 with a 2.4.20 kernel.
>> The problem is that the performance of the samba installation is 
>> quite poor on this system. As we tried to figure out what the reason 
>> is, we saw that the smbd daemon is running with a cpu usage up to 
>> 98%. That seemed strange to me and I have no clue what I can do about

>> it.
>> I already searched through the maillinglist archives, but didn't 
>> found anything for this problem.
> Do you have a client with a printer port monitor pointing at this 
> system ?

What exactly do you mean with "printer port monitor"? The Windows client

is a Windows 2000 Server running ADS and File- and Printerservices. The 
Server has two Shared Printers and a third one is a OCE Network Printer
which is connected in a different subnet, but shared with all other
windows clients.

     W2K Server <--------> W2K Clients
         |         |
         |         ------> Samba
     OCE Printer

I want to copy files from W2K Server to Samba.  The Windows Clients and
the Samba Box are in the same subnet as the Windows Server is, whereas
the OCE is in a differemt metwork.

What can I do if a printer port monitor is installed. Simply deinstall
is no option, because we will need the printer.

thanks in advance


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