[Samba] smbd keeps maxing out the cpu, must reboot server constantly

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Sat Jan 6 04:43:12 GMT 2007

Err, because I had not heard of (or remembered of) strace.  I'll check
it out.  I've also discovered, there is one computer (maybe others, too)
that whenever it connects the processor maxes out.  I tried it a couple
time... rebooting the file server, connect from that computer, and see
the proc max-out.  Looking specifically at the logs for that computer,
may give me some insight, but it will have to wait until probably

James Dinkel
Network Engineer
Butler County of Kansas
There are 10 types of people in the world:  those who understand binary,
and those who don't.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Morgan [mailto:morgan at orst.edu]
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 2:41 PM
> To: James A. Dinkel
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: RE: [Samba] smbd keeps maxing out the cpu, must reboot server
> constantly
> On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, James A. Dinkel wrote:
> > Yeah, I see the brief spikes when each user connects.  Those are
> > nothing.  This is a dual-Xeon 3.6Ghz server (both assigned to the
> > file server vm) with 1GB of RAM assigned to this vm.  It's the only
> > running on this ESX server.
> >
> > Also top doesn't show a user smbd process maxing out the processor,
> > the root smbd process.
> Why not run strace against the offending smbd and see what it is
>  	Andy

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