[Samba] samba causing high load

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Oct 19 12:58:47 GMT 2004

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Vegard Hanssen wrote:
| We have experienced some trouble with samba lately. The servers load
| going from 5 to 20 causing everything to go very slow, but when I use
| top to check which process could be the cause of the trouble nothing
| uses CPU cycles. We have about 90% idle CPU usage, but load from 5-20.
| When I kill samba (service smb stop) the root-smb process still hangs
| and when I kill it (kill -9) the load goes back to normal (0.20). Then
| starting samba again and all is fine - for a couple of days.
| Any suggestion to what I can check for? I have tried checking the open
| files, network traffic (pr IP too) but nothing unnormal shows up.
| We're running samba-3.0.7-2.FC1

I would start by runngin strace on the parent smbd process.

cheers, jerry
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