[Samba] Lots of smbd processes and connections?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Oct 27 15:31:38 MDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 08:57:20PM -0500, Brian wrote:
> Just looked .... I'm getting 500K log every 12 seconds with log level 2.  My
> "new" server is a box with modern hardware and so forth and its spending 24%
> processor time filling out logs.
> John suggest 3.3.8 and I realized I was at 3.3.3 so I upgraded samba to
> 3.3.8 and got the same result!
> So I have had samba version 3.0.something (older FBSD implementation, older
> 166 pentium) through 3.3.8 running (7.2 FBSD implementation with modern
> hardware) and all of them are being flooded by vista.  Ya ya I know...blame
> Gates, but there must be a fix here some place?
> The situation with 3.3.8 is the first time I noticed dozens of samba
> processes spawned as a result.  Earlier versions got spammed, but didn't
> branch a bunch of processes.

Log a bug at bugzilla.samba.org and attach a debug level 10 log
from one client and also a wireshark trace. The wireshark trace
is very important in order to determine if this is a client or
server bug.


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