Solaris fcntl bug 4700402 at the University of Queensland

Broughton, Jim jim.broughton at
Wed Sep 11 10:08:00 GMT 2002

This is Sun UK's answer after I requested the fix for Bug ID:4700402

"I have had a response from the escalation engineer, he is not in the US!

Just to confirm, the fix will be put in to the latest version of solaris first 
(solaris 10) then back ported to earlier revisions. Although this has not 
happened yet, it is due to happen very soon.

There is no patch available at the moment, but once the fix has been put in to 
Solaris 10, then back ported, a test binary will be produced."

Looks like I'll be downgrading to 2.0.x this weekend... :-(


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Thomas [mailto:ajt at]
> Sent: 10 September 2002 22:10
> To: samba-technical at
> Subject: Re: Re: Solaris fcntl bug 4700402 at the University of
> Queensland
>   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.
> Andy Thomas
>  >Message: 5
>  >Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 15:10:24 +0000
>  >From: jra at
>  >To: David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
>  >Cc: samba-technical at, tridge at, vlendec at,
>  >	jerry at, jra at
>  >Subject: Re: Solaris fcntl bug 4700402 at the University of 
> Queensland
>  >
>  >On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 08:27:09AM -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
>  >>   The first responses to the fcntl problem we've been working
> > on will be to the University of Queensland, who reported
>  >> the bug and escalated it.
>  >>   I don't happen to know the expected schedule: I do know
>  >> we're doing quality control and scheduling it for inclusion
>  >> in Solaris (but you could have guessed that).
>  >> 
>  >>    Sites with service contracts should ask for the fix for 
>  >> 4700402. I'm on the email list for it and will keep an
>  >> ear open here in ACE.
>  >> 
>  >>   UQ, have you heard anything I havent? 
>  >
>  >Are you sure this is the same bug ? The history of the bug
>  >I'm referring to was reported by Volker on one of his German
>  >Samba accounts (contact him directly for the name of the
>  >customer) and escalated into the Solaris kernel team by
>  >tridge via a personal contact (phone call I think) when
>  >he and Volker were here in the Bay Area for the CIFS
>  >conference. The patch was first created by this engineer.
>  >
>  >I'm CC:ing Volker and tridge on this email so they can
>  >comment.
>  >
>  >Volker, Jerry, if you know the solaris bugid/patch id for this
>  >bug we need to put it in the release notes for Samba 2.2.6.
>  >
>  >Jeremy.

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