[Samba] Smbd processes out of control

Nerijus Baliunas nerijus at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 29 15:22:55 GMT 2005

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 09:00:01 -0500 Matt Lung <matt.lung at midwest-tool.com> wrote:

> In the past few months we have seen a couple of our production servers 
> crash that are running samba-3.0.14a-1.  What seems to happen is the 
> smbd pid's seem to grow and grow until an out of memory error occurs and 
> the smbd process just hangs.  A simple restart does not even clear out 
> the pid's.  I end up rebooting to just clear it all out and start 
> fresh.  It probably has happened at least once a month for the past 3 
> months. 

It happens here on FC3 x86_64, samba 3..0.15pre everyday - after a week
there are more than 1000 smbd processes. First 'service smb stop' does
not kill all of them, but 2nd does.
I see in log files:
*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x00002aaaab090580 ***


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