Samba 2.2.3a on Solaris 8

Wade Turland w.turland at
Wed Apr 17 18:42:01 GMT 2002

Tridge found the (already noted) related bug on our system and conceded it
was a design flaw. Apparently each new smbd process that starts, does a
quick traversal of the tdb databases to clean out any stale entries, and on
Solaris, these are taking too long. Now when the client times out, it makes
another attempt, but the first attempt is still running so it bogs the
system down quickly. This was first found in the UK in 2.2.2 with

It sounds like Mark has our problem, with byte-range locking (brlock.tdb).
If you try the latest CVS it should be fixed.

Andrew said he would look at all the others too and fix them. Andy, maybe
you can help with printing.tdb otherwise keep checking the CVS.


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>  >We have samba 2.2.3a installed on Solaris 8 (Sun 450 2xcpu 1GB Ram) with
>  >about 250 users.  We are finding that smbd's are hanging around consuming
>  >loads of cpu time. When performing a truss on the offending pids, we see the
>  >following:
>  >
>  >fcntl(13, F_SETLKW64, 0xFFBEEADO)                                0
>  >fcntl(13, F_SETLKW64, 0xFFBEEADO)                                0
>  >
>  >
>  >This seems to be go on forever (see attached zip file), is this a bug in
>  >2.2.3a or a Solaris bug and is there a work around?
>  >
>  >Thanks,
>  >
>  >Mark
>  >
>   We have seen the same thing, except it was fd 14.  lsof showed
> this was /var/samba/locks/printing.tdb.  This was with 2.2.3a
>   We tried 2.2.4-pre today.  Same thing.  System seems OK for a while.
> After a few hundred smbds running, we start seeing problems.  Many
> processes all doing continuous fcntl's on printers.tdb.  (each process
> doing over 100 fcntl/sec).   Some truss output is included below.
> Andy Thomas

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