[Samba] low memory!

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Apr 28 10:47:56 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 15:00 +0430, Mohammad Reza Hosseini wrote:
> hello
> using samba server on CentOS 5.02  after some hours the system memory
> becomes quite full! 

What do you mean by full?  What does 'free -t' say?

> and the top command shows 5 or 7 or even more smbd
> processes! any help?

That isn't a problem.  You get an smbd or so per connection.  A hundred
or more smbd processes isn't a problem.  The majority of the memory is
shared between the processes.  You have to be very careful how you
interpret the (arguably bogus) memory numbers provided by top/ps.

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