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Tool that can determine source of smb processes that takes up much CPU time

Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Tool that can determine source of smb processes that takes up much CPU time

Hi there --

We have Samba 3.0.0 (depot package) running on a ServiceGuard 11.16 cluster. The cluster is comprised of two RP3440 RISC servers. There are three separate instances and configurations of Samba, one for each ServiceGuard package, that are running in the cluster. Two packages are on one server, while the third is on the other system.

We are periodically experiencing the smb process taking up a large amount of CPU time on the server that has two packages on it. I am trying to determine if a specific client system is the source of this problem. My thinking is when the client connects to the Samba mount, something on the client, i.e: web browser toolbar, might be causing the CPU usage to spike.

Is there a tool that can be used to determine the source of the CPU spike that is occurring on the server? Thanks.
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Tool that can determine source of smb processes that takes up much CPU time

One tool would be glance. top may find it?
If you have an Integrity server you could use caliper.