[Samba] Samba memory usage - how big is it?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Nov 13 07:55:39 GMT 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 02:00:06PM +0700, FC Mario Patty wrote:
> I'd upgraded samba to v3.0.32 last Sunday before our samba server started to
> hang. Every day we have to restart our server 2-3 times (today I just
> restart it once). I can see via System Monitor that 33 of our users each
> (pid) consume 13.6Mb (average) of memory. Our server only have 1Gb of RAM
> but usually it runs very well (except that we've already moved solidworks
> engineer to work with our samba server now). With the 'top' command I can
> see the total usage of memory come near to 1Gb. Is it normal that we have to
> add more RAM or maybe I can do something to tune it to run more fluently.
> Thank you very much.

No, that sounds like a memleak. 13.6MB is way too much, I
would expect more like 3-5MB.

First shot: Can you issue a

smbcontrol <smbd-pid> pool-usage

where <smbd-pid> is the process ID of such a large smbd, and
send the output?


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