I recall that 5-7 years ago, smbd subprocesses could go into an infinite loop ("Transport endpoint not connected" over and over and visibility in top(1)) if a Windows client suddenly disconnected in some form. Were samba, or even just smbd, a single process - it would have been hard to kill the thread. Were samba/smbd just one thread - it would have taken down the entire fileserving.
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