Problem with Notes client on Samba 2.0.7 share

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Aug 14 02:06:12 GMT 2000

ok.  yours is the third report i've heard about where file access is

my question is, how long are you leaving the notes client running for
before doing a file-save?

i am suspecting that there is some sort of timeout involved.

On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Roland Fehrenbacher wrote:

> Hi all,
> we have a strange problem running the Notes R5 client on a Samba share: 
> At irregular intervals the Notes client reports an "unexpected network error",
> which means it becomes unusable, and Samba shows a message like
> [2000/06/15 10:13:13, 0] locking/locking_shm.c:shm_get_share_modes(213)  
> get_share_modes: process 618 no longer exists
> [2000/06/15 10:13:13, 0] locking/locking_shm.c:shm_get_share_modes(213)
>  get_share_modes: file with dev 1540008 inode 23543 empty
> >From looking at the source code (locking/locking_shm.c), the function
> get_share_modes tries to read the share modes of a given file in the shared
> memory segment allocated by Samba. The corresponding entry for the file seems
> to be referenced by the PID which originally opened the file, and for some
> reason that process has died. 
> Anybody got a clue what is going on?
> The Samba server runs on Solaris 2.6. The problem does not appear when the
> Notes files are on a real NT share, or on a lightly loaded Samba server
> dedicated to just serving the Notes files (tested on Linux, and Solaris 2.6(.
> Cheers,
> Roland
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