smbclient from net/smbclient generates smbclient.gmon files

jhell jhell at
Sun Feb 14 20:26:21 UTC 2010

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 06:54, barbara.xxx1975@ wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 1:27 AM, barbara <barbara.xxx1975 at> wrote:
>>> During the recent massive port upgrades, I decided to uninstall net/samba3 and install net/smb-smbclient as I need just the client component.
>>> Now I've noticed that, every times I start smbclient, a file named "smbclient.gmon" (about 2 mb), reported as "data" by file(1), is generated in the CWD.
>>> I've no idea about what is that file and a search on google reported 0 results.
>>> This is pretty annoying because I'll get a copy of this file in every directory where I start smbclient.
>>> This wasn't happening with smbclient built from net/samba3 and just before the upgrade smb-smbclient has been updated from 3.0 to 3.4, so I'm wondering if this behavior depends on the version or on the port (samba3* vs samba-smbclient).
>>> But what really matters is how can it stop it creating this file?
>> There's a PR related to this (ports/143924) - it is a problem with the
>> port and hopefully will be fixed soon.
>> --
>> Rob Farmer

I hope it will be fixed soon because I know for a fact it has infected my 
systems with the .gmon for samba33 samba34 and cups. So far that is all I 
noticed. :(

These are all from recent cups and samba34 on two machines. I'm not willing 
to upgrade anymore machines until these disappear.

Had to nail down some symlinks in /.

lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9 Feb 11 00:17 /cupsd.gmon -> /dev/null
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9 Feb 10 18:42 /nmbd.gmon -> /dev/null
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9 Feb 10 18:42 /smbd.gmon -> /dev/null
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9 Feb 10 18:42 /testparm.gmon -> /dev/null
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  9 Feb 10 18:43 /winbindd.gmon -> /dev/null

> Ok, thanks to both of you for the information!



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