Ref: Bad File Descriptors

Eric Meyer emeyer at
Thu May 30 06:44:03 GMT 2002

Samba Team,
In reference to the problem described by Wolfgang below - We are
experiencing the exact same thing.
We are using Mandrake 8.2 with 2.4.18 kernel and Samba 2.2.3a. Our Samba
shares are on a partition using Reiserfs. Clients are running WinXP and
Win2000. All clients are experiencing "Bad File Descriptor" errors. Below is
an example from the one of our clients log file.
[2002/05/29 17:00:42, 0] smbd/fileio.c:seek_file(53) seek_file: sys_lseek
failed. Error was Bad file descriptor
We also had to turn off oplocks etc for the same reasons as described by
Eric Meyer, P.E.
Design Mechanical Inc.
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From: jra at (Jeremy Allison)
To: wolfgang.glas at
Cc: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: Bad file desriptors with SuSE-7.3 / samba-2.2.3a
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 11:47:09 -0700
Message-id: <20020410114709.C678 at <00186.html>>
In-reply-to: <OF2CD07F4D.622EF58B-ONC1256B97.003D3E9E at <00180.html>>;
from wolfgang.glas at on Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 01:13:20PM +0200
References: <OF2CD07F4D.622EF58B-ONC1256B97.003D3E9E at <00180.html>>
On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 01:13:20PM +0200, wolfgang.glas at wrote:
> Dear samba team,
>  According to my original posting, I have now been able to reproduce the
> bad file descriptor error using log level 10. If someone is interested in
> the log, I can post it directly to him,
> because even the bzipped version of the interesting seconds has about
> 500k. (The whole log file covering the traffic of 17 minutes is about 206
> MB).

Yes, I'd like to see it please. Please let me know all versions
of software involved.



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