[Samba] Re: KERNEL CIFS Memory Leak

Steven French sfrench at us.ibm.com
Tue Jun 29 03:26:21 GMT 2004

> When I mount a share locally and begin copying files The system
> Begins to use a lot of memory,

There was a big update of cifs vfs in 2.6.6, which fixed a couple of issues
that could affect memory usage as you describe.   I have not produced a
patch to go from 2.6.4 to current version of cifs vfs but there are only
two to three minor global kernel changes that would have to be changed so
it is doable.

Steve French
Senior Software Engineer
Linux Technology Center - IBM Austin
phone: 512-838-2294
email: sfrench at-sign us dot ibm dot com

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