Solaris fcntl bug 4700402 at the University of Queensland

jra at jra at
Tue Sep 10 22:39:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 04:09:30PM -0500, Andy Thomas wrote:
>   We were hit HARD with the fcntl lock problem.  It was taking users
> 10 minutes to log in to a PC (loading profile).  We were using 2.2.4
> and 2.2.5, Solaris 8.  We dropped back to samba 2.0.6 to "fix" the 
> problem - it now takes seconds to load the profile.
>   I just checked the SunSolve site.  For bug report 4700402, they say it
> is closed, and say the work around is to compile with --with-spinlocks.

No that's rubbish. Using --with-spinlocks is not a solution. This is
a Solaris scaling bug with the Solaris implementation of fcntl locks
and there is a provisional fix for it. Volker, can you give more details
on the fix ?



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