[Samba] processes not closing

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Oct 3 16:48:36 GMT 2008

On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 09:01:26AM -0500, Doug Tucker wrote:
> We are have a very serious issue we cannot seem to solve.  I cannot
> duplicate the problem by trying, but sometimes when clients are logging
> out, the smb processes are not closing upon their exit, and leaving the
> processes running indefinitely, and often times with locked files that
> they cannot then access when they log back in.  Doing a kill or even a
> kill -9 on the process id often times will not work.  One example of a
> constant problematic issue is a user that uses desktop search
> constantly, often times when she logs out, it will leave 300-400
> processes for her open.  Is there some configuration setting for timing
> out connections I'm unaware of?  This is becoming a very hot political
> issue, if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

If a kill -9 won't kill the process you have either a kernel
bug or a hardware problem, not a Samba issue.


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