[Samba] processes not closing

Doug Tucker tuckerd at engr.smu.edu
Wed Oct 8 15:14:05 GMT 2008

> Ok, if you're killing smbd with a kill -9 then it doesnt'
> get chance to clean up its share mode records and so you
> will see this. However, as subsequent smbd's notice this
> pid no longer exists they should self-clean out the dead
> open mode records (Samba is designed to be self-repairing
> this way).
> Jeremy.

Thanks so much for the replay.  Therein lies the apparent issue, it's
not self-healing.  It takes a restart of the samba process completely to
clear these out.  Just yesterday I had a user that was not even logged
in showing 200 open files in smbstatus.  They never go away!  Any ideas?

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