[Samba] winbind on a domain with 150000 users

Peter Kruse pk at q-leap.com
Sat Apr 2 12:13:30 GMT 2005


Kim Hansen wrote:

>I am trying to use winbind on a domain with 150000 users, but I can't
>make it work. Is that because I have done something wrong, or doesn't
>winbind scale to that many users?
>It works a little, I can use wbinfo to translate between sid, uid and
>gid, and I can also get the groups a user is in. But when I try to get
>the list of all users with 'wbinfo -u', I get a timeout and winbindd
>starts to eat memory until it gets killed by the oom killer.
>I am using samba 3.0.11, there are uids and gids enough
>(100000-399999) and I have checked that the kernel supports 32 bit
The winbind startup with that many users takes loong, but
that is fixed in 3.0.13.  We observed the same memory
leak in winbind in version 3.0.10 that presumably is
also fixed in 3.0.13.  I just installed 3.0.13 on a system with
~80000 users and ~80000 groups where wbinfo -u
does not return a userlist but wbinfo -g lists the groups.
See bug #2567. <https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2567>
Are you running Linux? what kernel version?  With 2.4
it's still neccessary to modify NGROUPS_MAX in limits.h
otherwise a user can only be member of max 32 groups.


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