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Re: Why do I have 431 copies of the nmbd process running

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 09:32:23PM +0000, Alan Chandler wrote:
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> I have basically a woody install running Samba, looking after a home network 
> with (when I am not there) one windows client connected occassionally
> I went away on business on Monday morning when I left it (On Sunday evening 
> before I went to bed) running with Samba quiescent.
> This evening, I have 429 copies of nmbd shown in pstree as a child of init, 
> and one copy of nmbd as a child of another (as child of init).

I had the same problem except my server is an old 486 with 20MB RAM! You can
imagine the memory usage due to so many processes. The solution is to run
samba as a daemon and not from init.

- Adam

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