[Samba] Smbd processes out of control

Matt Lung matt.lung at midwest-tool.com
Wed Jun 29 18:49:18 GMT 2005

hmm... even a 2nd restart does not help for me.  we don't have quite 
that many processes stuck, but it is sure getting annoying though.  Have 
you had any luck trying to fix it?

Nerijus Baliunas wrote:

>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 
>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 ***

Matt Lung

Midwest Tool & Die, Corp.

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