[Samba] samba kills machine

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Mar 24 17:29:41 GMT 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:11:10PM +0100, Pavel Herrmann wrote:
> I have a problem with samba, it randomly "crashes",
> forking one unkillable (unresponsive for both sigterm and
> sigkill) smbd process running as root, which consumes 100%
> of cpu, and elevates loadavg to the point where the
> computer is unusable (and it has 4 cpus). I have tried
> several versions between 3.0.23 and 3.3.2 and all exhibit
> this kind of behavior.  the samba itself has been migrated
> from an old server to this new one (copying confs, LDAP
> and /var/lib/samba), and has been doing this ever since,
> so this could be the root of the problem Thanks,

Is that Linux your running on? If so, there have been
kernels with broken inotify that show this behaviour. You
might try

kernel change notify = false

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