tdb_lock failed

Brandon Craig Rhodes brandon at
Tue Oct 28 20:43:27 GMT 2003

"Eric Boehm" <boehm at> writes:

>     Brandon> This is happening in two different labs under both
>     Brandon> Solaris 2.7 and 2.8 and renders samba-3 essentially
>     Brandon> unusable.

>     Jeremy> Ok, do you have the Sun patch for the "thundering herd"
>     Jeremy> problem with fcntl locks?

> We're are seeing this problem with Samba 2.2.8a on Solaris 8 *WITH*
> the patch to fix fcntl (108528-19 or later). We've also seen it with
> 2.2.8a and Solaris 8 with a later patch (108528-22). Perhaps the
> Solaris patch doesn't fix the problem? Is there a way to verify this?

Oh, man, our labs were working with samba-3 pretty well today - I
performed the upgrade late last night, when not many students were
around - but a few minutes ago the whole thing has collapsed.  The
cluster file server has a low load average, but keeps getting very
large (like, three times the number of machines) numbers of smbd
threads all apparently having problems with the fcntl(2) lock on

Meanwhile the password server seems completely loaded down, though we
are investigating this.

Volker, I will try your test script later this evening or tonight to
see if I can artifically produce the problem.

As the world burns around us,
Brandon Craig Rhodes               
Georgia Tech                                            brandon at

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