[Samba] Over 400 smbd pid's?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Feb 13 22:13:16 GMT 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 01:58:02PM -0800, Ed Kasky wrote:
> All the old ones say the same thing:
> # strace -p 22122
> Process 22122 attached - interrupt to quit
> write(22, "q", 1
> In the last hour they have increased from 3 to over 40 that are 
> inactive. Smbstatus shows some locked files - an outlook.pst, a 
> Quickbooks timer file and a couple of folders and 2 pid's for the shares.
> I set the deadtime = 10 in smb.conf but it does not appear to be working.

Ok, you need to figure out now where fd "22" points. lsof
together with "ls -l /proc/22122/fd" might help. I'd suspect
that it's a socket where the other end is dead for some
reason. If you can figure out what daemon is on the other
end, you might try to restart it.

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