[Samba] Samba spawning excessive smbd processes.

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Nov 9 18:09:17 GMT 2008

On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 06:46:26PM +0100, Marco van Putten wrote:
> Thanks for your reply Jeremy.
> These are the outputs I got from gdb and strace. It looks like there is 
> not very much going on... Hopefully it makes some sense to you.
> # gdb smbd 32717
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x00002b55a75a9ddf in fcntl () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
> #1  0x00002b55a5e60256 in tdb_brlock () from /usr/sbin/smbd
> #2  0x00002b55a5e60065 in tdb_lock () from /usr/sbin/smbd
> #3  0x00002b55a5e601c0 in tdb_chainlock () from /usr/sbin/smbd

Corrupt tdb file. Are you storing the tdb files on reiserfs?
If yes, move them to something more robust like ext3. If
you're not using reiserfs, this sounds like flaky hardware

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