[Samba] Can't kill smbd process

Mathieu Beaudoin mbeaudoin at cvtcorp.com
Fri Apr 18 20:51:37 GMT 2008


Since this week my Samba keep accumulating smbd process that keep lock on
files and neither me as root or samba itself can't kill. The only way to
release the locked files is to reboot the machine and this is really
annoying for all the clients. I read in a forum that this might be link with
a kernel corruption, but this threads hasn't been active in a long time and
wasn't so clear about the corruption. So I turn on your experiences and
knowledge to help me find a solution to this problem.


I run Samba 3.0.26a-3.5 on Opensuse 10.3 with the

I don't thing the problem come from my smb.conf, the deadtime is set to 10
minutes but since those process keep a lock on files they are not kill after
10 minutes of inactivity.




      workgroup = Bidon

      server string = PDC - File Server

      log file = /log/samba.log

      server signing = auto

      deadtime = 10

      socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

      printcap name = cups

      add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody
-s /bin/false %m$

      logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile

      logon drive = P:

      logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile

      domain logons = Yes

      preferred master = Yes

      domain master = Yes

      wins proxy = Yes

      wins server = eth0:

      wins support = Yes

      ldap ssl = no

      acl group control = Yes

      profile acls = Yes

      map acl inherit = Yes

      printing = cups

      cups options = raw

      print command = 

      lpq command = %p

      lprm command = 

      store dos attributes = Yes

      strict locking = Yes

      include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf



      comment = data

      path = /data/data

      read only = No

      inherit permissions = Yes

      inherit acls = Yes

      inherit owner = Yes

      use sendfile = Yes

      dos filemode = Yes

      dos filetime resolution = Yes 



      path = /data/email/

      read only = No

      browseable = No

      blocking locks = No

      locking = No

      oplocks = No

      level2 oplocks = No

      posix locking = No

      strict locking = No

      dos filemode = Yes

      dos filetime resolution = Yes


Thank you,


Mathieu Beaudoin

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CVT Corp

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