[Samba] KERNEL CIFS Memory Leak

Jacob A. Alifrangis jalifrangis at xialys.com
Mon Jun 28 20:28:50 GMT 2004

Samba Version: Version 3.0.2a-SUSE

Kernel Version: Linux version 2.6.4-52-default (geeko at buildhost) (gcc
version 3.3.3 (SuSE Linux)) #1 Wed Apr 7 02:08:30 UTC 2004


Suse 9.1


When I mount a share locally and begin copying files The system Begins
to use a lot of memory, there is 512 MB of ram in the machine and after
copying about 10GB of files, the machine just stalls.


I am trying to move 225 GB of files.


Here is the Procedure:


            mount //guide/music /mnt/tmp -t cifs -o username=........

            cp -av /mnt/tmp/Albums/* /music/mp3


This works for about three to ten minutes, and the memory usage goes to
2GB fills up the swap file and chokes; Anybody got any ideas?


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