Mac OS X 10.4.7 Special Report: Windows sharing and processor hogging (system slowdown)

Mac OS X 10.4.7 Special Report: Windows sharing and processor hogging (system slowdown)

We previously an issue where processor load spikes to inordinate levels when the "Windows Sharing" function is turned on in the Sharing pane of System Preferences on some Intel-based Macs.

It appears that some users are only having this issue after updating to Mac OS X 10.4.7.

As noted in our prior coverage, aside from toggling Windows Sharing off and on (in some cases, several attempts are required), this issue can generally be resolved by entering the following command in the Terminal (located in Applications/Utilities)

  • sudo rm -r /var/log/samba/log.nmbd

This command will delete the Samba (SMB) log, which appears to swell when Windows Sharing is turned on for some Intel-based Macs. You may need to re-enter this command when you see processor usage spiking again.

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