[Samba] continuous access to printer causes high memory usage

Roel van Meer rolek at alt001.com
Tue Jul 25 16:11:47 GMT 2006

Jeremy Allison writes:

>> As there are more people who seem to have this problem I've opened a 
>> bugzilla report: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3962
> This is a Windows client bug I believe. There's a hotfix for it I think...
> Jerry knows more of the details. I'll try and find it.

The hotfix that has been mentioned is this one:

It states that the problem is fixed with version 5.1.2600.1130 of 
Win32spl.dll and that it has been fixed in SP2, yet I see the problem with 
an XPSP2 and version 5.1.2600.2180 of win32spl.dll.

I don't have any knowledge of samba internals, but it seems to me that 
repeated access to what seems to be the same set of calls should not lead to 
unlimited memory consumption. A broken client should not be able to 
break samba, should it?

If this really is a case where it can't be prevented that incorrect 
behaviour of a client leads to problems at the samba side, could you please 
explain why this is so (if you have time, of course)?



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