[Samba] memory issues with samba 3.0.10

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jan 26 19:23:53 GMT 2005

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 11:46:32AM -0500, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> Our central print server runs 3.0.10 and several times a day one of the
> smbd processes starts to grow.  We simply keep an eye on it and can kill
> -9 the offender, the rest of the smbd processes seem oblivious to the
> event and trundle along happily.  We've seen these babies get as big as
> 989Mb (the average smbd seems about 70Mb),  and if we don't kill them
> the server eventually goes into swap frenzy which can eat-up the CPU.

Doing a kill -9 on an smbd is a BAD THING and eventually you'll regret it :-).
Have you tried sending an smbcontrol message to the bloated smbd to get
it to dump out the talloc contexts ?


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