[Samba] Possible Samba Memory Leak

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Nov 3 16:55:33 GMT 2005

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 01:29:40PM +0000, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 05:12:52PM +0000, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> >>
> >>Here is the last one just before the machine ran out of swap (this process
> >>had around 116MB allocated, IIRC). None of these numbers are that big (and
> >>if the numbers are in bytes surely they are negligable). The thing that is
> >>changing over time is the number of "passdb internal SAM_ACCOUNT
> >>allocation" entries. This machine is running security=user with passdb
> >>backend=tdbsam.
> >
> >Ok, looks like a passdb leak (I hate that interface :-). What version
> >exactly are you running again ? Where did you get the source code ?
> >I want to do a diff against the latest SAMBA_3_0 SVN to see if we've
> >already fixed it and can give you the patch.
> Further to my previous reply, 3.0.20b seems to exhibit the same behaviour 
> as 3.0.14.

Thanks for following up on this, I've been busy with other things but this
is still on my list to look at. Can you post me the smbcontrol pool detail
output from 3.0.20b (as this is a much more modern code base than 3.0.14a)
and tell me exactly what you're doing to reproduce the leak ?



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