[Samba] Can't kill smbd process

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Mon Apr 21 15:42:45 GMT 2008

TCP_NODELAY is still usefull and has a noticeable improvement in
responsiveness.  SO_RCVBUF=8192 and SO_SNDBUF=8192 are outdated and
actually make things worse if running with a 2.6 kernel (they do help if
running on a 2.4 kernel).  But I too, am sure changing these will not
fix your problem (but probably will improve network performance).

How are you killing the open files?  With "kill -9"?  I kill locked,
open files by finding the pid with lsof and then close it with "sudo
kill -9 pidnumber".  I've never had kill -9 fail me and I imagine you
would have to have serious kernel problems if kill -9 failed to kill a


From: samba-bounces+jdinkel=bucoks.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+jdinkel=bucoks.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Ryan Novosielski
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 3:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Can't kill smbd process

I've seen written here many times that the TCP options are old/no longer
needed. Not that I expect that removing them will fix anything.

Seems to me you have an awful lot things defined specifically there. I
don't know how those relate to the defaults. Or is that testparm -v

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