[Samba] Samba spawning excessive smbd processes.

Marco van Putten Marco.vanPutten at tudelft.nl
Sat Nov 8 17:28:42 GMT 2008


We're running Samba (3.0.28-1.el5_2.1) on a Redhat (5.2) server using 
winbind to authenticate against a Windows AD.

This all worked fine for a while. But now we have the problem that 
(some) users coming from Linux clients cause an excessive amount of smbd 
processes. We had 1 user who had more than 1700 smbd processes all 
coming from the same client. While on the client side there where only a 
few cifs processes running.

All these processes are not responding to a normal kill. They have no 
more connection to the client what so ever and have to be killed with a 
kill -9.

Does anyone out there have had the same experiences or does someone know 
the solution to our problem? Please let me know.


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