[Samba] Clearcase, Samba, and mnode values

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Sep 9 02:33:34 MDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 01:46:37PM -0700, Kathy wrote:
> Thanks Volker, regarding Valgrind.  And thanks for the reply Jeff.
> You guys have made me feel better about Samba, because it supports
> what I was noticing in that although Samba memory usage was
> increasing, I was not seeing it consuming the amount of memory that I
> saw being cached.  Maybe I should be asking Jeff this offline, since
> it isn't a Samba question, but I would love to know how (if possible)
> to tell how much is reclaimable RAM.  I have seen certain applications
> bring a system to its knees (Cadence comes to mind) once all "free"
> memory is cached and we have to reboot because the application no
> longer works.  To me, that is a problem with how Cadence is managing
> memory.  Yet on our other Clearcase server, I see it running with
> everything cached and is completely happy.  Perhaps the only way to
> know if the app is happy in this state is to let it run and see what
> happens?  Unfortunately, the persons I have been talking with at IBM
> are still pointing at Samba and the fact that I was 0.01 out of spec
> on Samba version.  I need to find another resource to talk to there.

You might want to ask IBM for guidance to go to the
supported version of Samba.


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