[Samba] 80k+ locked files from single samba user

Dirk Wartmann dirk.wartmann at gmx.de
Fri Nov 18 11:02:03 UTC 2016

> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. November 2016 um 20:47 Uhr
> Von: "Jeremy Allison via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org>
> An: "Dirk Wartmann" <dirk.wartmann at gmx.de>
> Cc: samba <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Betreff: Re: [Samba] 80k+ locked files from single samba user
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 02:26:48PM +0100, Dirk Wartmann via samba wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > our setup succesfully serves 100+ concurrent users for years.
> > 
> > beginning a month ago every few days we see single users with 80k+ locked files. Normally all users together only have <5k locked files.
> > 
> > This large amount of locked files degrades server performance (too much consumed memory, server beginns swapping).
> > 
> > Is there any way i can prevent single users to lock more than for example 500 files?
> Better to find the root cause. What changed a month ago ?

Nothing changed on the server side, no patches installed etc. 

As i suspect the clients to trigger the problem, i hope there is a way to strenghten the server against such a denial of service like scenario ...

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