ClearCase/SAMBA- help required
boehm at nortelnetworks.com
Tue Mar 9 14:55:57 GMT 2004
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:31:32AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>>>> "Jerry" == Gerald \(Jerry\) Carter <Gerald> writes:
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Jerry> Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 wrote:
Javid> We have seen similar errors that you mentioned in the
Javid> link last week Our configuration is samba-2.2.8a on
Javid> solaris8 64bit with clearcase5 ( samba is on 64bit
Javid> compiled ) Clients are w2k.
Javid> I noticed smb.conf parameter by default has max_open_files
Javid> set 10,000 ( under advanced options, in swat glabol )
Javid> This is not yet fixed and puzzles me. Techinal team and
Javid> Rubiola , please let me know if you guys suggest any thing
Javid> or found anything on this.
What is not yet fixed? 10,000 is the default and is supported with a
Jerry> Strange. I can confirm that 2.2.8a supports windows
Jerry> clearcase clients well (as far as I know). We (not me
Jerry> though) use it in our group at HP.
Jerry> What exactly is the problem again ? I read the links but
Jerry> if you could summarize that would help.
I responded privately to Jeronimo Rubiolo because I didn't think this
was appropriate for samba-technical. In the hopes of nipping the the
thread in the bud, I've included my reply below.
The errors from
Error: Unable to construct cleartext for object "0x4C" ..
Error: Type manager "z_whole_copy" failed construct_version operation.
Error: Unable to construct cleartext for object "0x3E"
Error: Type manager "text_file_delta" failed construct_version operation.
This error is usually due to a permission problem and not the number
of open files. I've seen this pattern of error messages many times. If
you were to look at additional information under the "failed
construct_version" you will probably see something about "permission
In any event, here's my private reply to Jeronimo
I believe you have come across one of the most common problems with
ClearCase and Samba.
Have you mapped the ALBD account on the PC to a valid account on the
UNIX VOB server?
Assuming that the ALBD account is clearcase_albd and the VOB owner
account is vobadm, then you should have the following
vobadm = clearcase_albd
or, in general
<UNIX VOB owner> = <ALBD Service Account>
Again, these questions would be better asked on the ClearCase mailing
In addition, this information is covered in the ClearCase
Administrators Manual Release 2002.05.00. Specifically in Chapter 6,
Section 6.3 SMB Server Products, sub section "Creating a Samba
Username Map for clearcase_albd"
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