[Linux-aus] SaMBa using all available CPU

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Wed Dec 1 14:59:01 UTC 2004

I have a client site which runs an MDB (MS-Access) based application on 
a dozen or so MS-Windows workstations of various genres. The owner 
recently swapped the motherboard, CPU and RAM as an experiment to see 
whether occasional random crashes were due to hardware.

The crashes appear to have gone away, but now a handful of smbd 
processes are hogging all available CPU (LoadAverage of about 3), and 
the machine's running like a dog. Plenty of RAM and disk available. 
I've tried switching OpLocks and the like on and off both wholesale and 
selectively to no obvious benefit.

Anyone have any brilliant ideas?

Cheers; Leon

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