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

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Thu Nov 13 08:35:00 GMT 2008

Hallo, Volker,

Du (Volker.Lendecke) meintest am 13.11.08:

>>> 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?

>> Does
>>         smbcontrol <smbd-pid> pool-usage | grep total
>> reach for a quick diagnosis, or would it show only "13.6 MB"?
>> I've tried my entry (just now only 1 W98 client uses smbd), and it
>> tells "total 11314 bytes in 182 blocks).

> It should also show the entries that consume the memory. For
> me it starts with

> full talloc report on 'null_context' (total  11696 bytes in 244
> blocks)     msg_pool_usage                 contains    527 bytes in 3
> blocks (ref 0)         char                           contains    512


Yes - I've seen the full list. But: does it reach for a quick diagnosis  
only to look at the "total" line?
The list has many long lines, it's hard to read on a text screen (ok,  
the "midnight commander" may help).

Viele Gruesse!

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