[Samba] Over 400 smbd pid's?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Feb 13 14:18:10 GMT 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 05:01:43AM -0800, Ed Kasky wrote:
> It took two attempts to stop them all from the init script - the 
> first run seemed to only kill about 2 or 3 and the second one 
> finished the job.  So I restarted and monitored the situation and all 
> seemed okay for a few hours and then after about 3 hours they started 
> multiplying again until I restarted the daemon again.  There was just 
> normal file activity during the couple of hours that it took to go 
> from 3 to over 400 pid's.

Can you try to figure out what these smbds do? You might
want to

strace -p <smbd-pid>

some of the smbds and send the output. You might also want
to see what process state according to ps the smbds are.

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