[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#558453: 558453: samba memory leak (3.4.3 backport)
RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org
Sun Jan 3 06:38:46 UTC 2010
I also encountered severe memory leak in samba 3.4 backported to lenny.
I backported by compiling from source, pulling in various sid
dependencies as needed. I installed with
# dpkg -i samba-common_3.4.3-1_all.deb
Within 2 days smbd had consumed over 2G of memory, bringing the system
to a crawl. Unfortunately, other processes got killed by the kernel.
I realize this is not a supported configuration, but thought it was
worth a report.
I've gone back to lenny, even though that is giving me excessive
(15--20%) CPU useage. My only client is a Vista laptop. It did not
have the HP toolbox installed (although I have installed it today). I
am not using samba as a domain controller, just file and print services.
Printing, which is the part generating the high CPU, is via CUPS.
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