[Samba] Slow network and 100% CPU

Collins, Kevin KCollins at nesbittengineering.com
Mon Jan 3 15:05:47 GMT 2005

I don't know if this is your problem, but I had a similar problem with Samba
2.2.8 + LDAP.  It turns out that my server was running out of file handles.
The culprit was NSCD.  I killed it off and things have been fine ever since.
Good luck.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stéphane Purnelle [mailto:stephane.purnelle at tiscali.be] 
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 10:02 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org; serge.tome at corman.be; 
> stephane.purnelle at corman.be
> Subject: [Samba] Slow network and 100% CPU 
> Hi,
> I have a samba server which functioned correctly.  Only, 
> since 2 weeks, the users have complained about slowness 
> networks and the server is to 100% CPU on the initial process smbd.
> My version is 3.0.7 and I have a Windows 2000 WINS server for 
> netbios resolution.
> The samba server use nscd and ldap for password module.
> I upgraded to samba 3.0.10 for a test, but the problem is not 
> resolved.
> I would like to know how to determine if is the samba server 
> or the ldap server or is the nscd or is the wins server or is 
> a conflict between to computers which have the same IP adress 
> cause these problems.
> I don't found in log a trace that is a samba problem.  
> Sometimes I read "connection reset by peer" and also in 
> nmbd.log, I can read "Failing wins test #1".
> Any information is very apprecied
> Thank you
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