Problem with Notes client on Samba 2.0.7 share

Roland Fehrenbacher roland.fehrenbacher at
Mon Jul 31 11:17:21 GMT 2000

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(.

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