[Samba] Mac OS X Server 10.3: Monotonically increasing Samba processes?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Mar 18 14:13:05 GMT 2004

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Keith Bettinger wrote:

| Through my Server Admin, a graph of Samba "connected
| users" shows that  the number of smbd server processes
| grows and grows without end --  processes never time out/log
| out and die.  This was no problem under light usage, but when
| I moved a heavily used share to the server, the number of
| processes spun out of control.
| What made it all worse was that many of the supposedly
| dormant processes  still took up 0.5% of the CPU, which,
| when the process numbers grew into  the hundreds, did
| a nice job of locking up the server.
| Can anyone else report a similar experience?  Is there
| a fix?


Can you provide some more details as how you know the
clients have disconnected and the smbd process has not
exited (after a minute or so).

Also, version details of the server OS, samba, and clients
would help.

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