[Samba] processes not closing

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Oct 8 18:49:56 GMT 2008

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 10:14:05AM -0500, Doug Tucker wrote:
> > 
> > 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?

It's not self-healing if you use kill -9, it could never be so.


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