[Samba] Too many opened files....samba 3.0.28a

Pappas, Bill Bill.Pappas at STJUDE.ORG
Wed Aug 20 20:35:23 GMT 2008

Ok.  I matched /proc/sys/fs/file-max (i.e 1,000,000) to the "max open files" parameter in smb.conf.

This did the trick.

Apparently an application on a CIFS client (running WINXP) opens many, many files.

I appreciate your help.

From: Jeremy Allison [jra at samba.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 3:31 PM
To: Pappas, Bill
Cc: Jeremy Allison; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Too many opened files....samba 3.0.28a

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 03:27:35PM -0500, Pappas, Bill wrote:
> RHEL 4 U4 EMT64

Ok, take a look inside /proc for all the existing smbd
processes and see if any of them have an outrageous
number of open file descriptors.


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