The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 2639
smbd process causing high load
Last modified: 2005-04-25 01:58:11 UTC
Using Server with Suse 9.2 and samba-3.0.14-0.1 (rpm).
Sometimes (once a day or so) one of my smbd-processes owned by root causes high
load using all of the CPU it gets.
Killing the process is possible, samba keeps running without problems.
Are you running 3.0.14 or 3.0.14a? Set bug report version is 14a while you
mentioned 14 as package version.
You might use smbstatus to check which user is connected to the high load
causing process. Is it always the same user or client?
You might even attach strace to the process which might allow us to isolate any
> Are you running 3.0.14 or 3.0.14a? Set bug report version is 14a while you
> mentioned 14 as package version.
I'm using 3.0.14, but that version is not in the list, so I choose 3.0.14a.
> You might use smbstatus to check which user is connected to the high load
> causing process. Is it always the same user or client?
I will do this as soon as the problem occurs again.
Please update to the 3.0.14a bug fix release. The same packages are available at
Even if we added the 14a fix to our 3.0.14 packages asap you can't be sure to
have the right, fixed version running.
Please reopen the bug with the information attached requested in comment #1.