LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
coldsalmon
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Kubuntu Breezy
Posts: 79

Rep: Reputation: 15
smb4k memory hog


Hi,

I'm running Kubuntu on my Gateway 450ROG laptop, and smb4k is being a memory hog. It didn't used to be this way, but I just did an apt-get upgrade last night, and afterwards, smb4k is VERY slow, almost unuseable. "top" shows that it's using 23.4% of my 512MB of memory. I don't know which programs were updated with my last apt-get upgrade, is there any way to find this out? I am on a small-business network with an XP server, and 2 other XP clients (no ironic, unhelpful comments about M$, please).

Thanks,

--C
 
Old 05-26-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
Jimbo99
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04
Posts: 241

Rep: Reputation: 31
If I recall there are a couple other annoying issues with it mostly due to it not syncing things on the machine you are mapping a drive to. It doesn't sync the directory structure when changes are made on the other computer, which is very common these days.

As for the memory hog. I only run it as long as it takes to make the mount. Afterwards I just unload it. It doesn't really have alot of features that are useful to me other than just locating shares and mounting them.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
coldsalmon
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Kubuntu Breezy
Posts: 79

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi,

I'm not complaining generally about Samba, I'm stating a problem that is clearly abnormal, and which only started recently. Sorry if I was unclear. I think that it may actually be a problem with mounting and unmounting, since I just noticed that my USB flash drive also takes forever to mount and unmount (approx. 2 minutes), and it used to be instant. Smb4k takes about the same amount of time to start. Any ideas?

Thanks,

--C
 
Old 05-31-2005, 03:39 PM   #4
coldsalmon
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Kubuntu Breezy
Posts: 79

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. This problem makes Linux unuseable.

Thanks,

--C

Edit: I've switched to Debian Sarge, everything works fine now.

--C

Last edited by coldsalmon; 06-06-2005 at 10:39 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux being a hog for memory. Kefka_DArden Linux - Newbie 6 04-19-2004 04:25 PM
Linux memory hog? ryedunn Linux - Hardware 2 03-28-2004 11:45 AM
red hat 9 is a memory hog, can i put it on a diet? set235 Red Hat 14 10-17-2003 04:26 AM
Memory Hog? AekaGSR Linux - Newbie 2 07-04-2003 10:55 AM
memory hog jct842 Linux - Newbie 2 02-28-2002 12:20 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration