I'm using WhiteBoxLinux.org 3.0 (a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, package
is samba-3.0.2-6.3E) on an Intel server. nmbd produces high load (50-95%) and I
see nothing relevant in nmbd.log file even I have "log level = 5" in my log
file. The load is not the same all the time and it jumping high and low but
almost staying over 50%. The site is around 200 PC (several XP, the rest are
W'98). Only XP are in the domain, the rest still uses Novell Netware server.
The same high load I see on PDC and other standalone Samba server too. The load
is high even there is no client connected.
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME CPU COMMAND
13228 root 25 0 18556 18M 17968 R 74,2 3,6 3:12 0 nmbd
Our development network just got the same problem.
We have four Redhat AS2.1 boxes running samba and around 15 win2k/xp desktops
on the same subnet. Every two minutes or so the nmbd process CPU load rises to
50-99% on all the four samba boxes for some seconds and the systems are stuck
for this duration. Our samba version is still the old 2.2.1a-4
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
16629 root 25 0 3416 3416 3108 S 67.3 0.0 16:17 nmbd
please test 3.0.11 and reopen if the bug still exists. Thanks.
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.