[Samba] memory consumption with treesize pro and cifs shares

Gregory Carter gcarter at aesgi.com
Tue Jul 23 21:09:51 MDT 2013

Add more memory or split the volume into smaller shares.


Cy Mike <cymike at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi everyone. I'm looking to solve an issue with Samba on a NAS being
>accessed with TreeSize Pro. Using that program to scan through millions of
>files is eating up memory on swap and eventually crashing the system. It's
>scanning mounted CIFS shares on the NAS running TrueNAS with samba version
>We have a test case and have been able to replicate the issue on another
>The "solution" right now is to simply not run TreeSize Pro. Not the best of
>In the meantime, I'm going to continue to check the usual manuals/google
>sources to see if I can find anything. I haven't as yet and am short on
>time with this. Basically looking to see if this is an actual bug that
>might require a patch/upgrade, or something I can fix with some tuneables.
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