tdb_lock failed errors (bug #3327)

Tony Mountifield tony at
Wed Jan 11 18:28:39 GMT 2006

In article <20060111175534.GB18010 at linux>,
Jeremy Allison <jra at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 12:12:57PM +0000, Tony Mountifield wrote:
> > In article <dpk09h$ji7$1 at>,
> > Tony Mountifield <tony at> wrote:
> > > Apologies for following up my own post, but I'm disappointed that despite
> > > people being active on the list, no-one has replied.....
> > 
> > Well, I don't know if this list is considered an exclusive clique or
> > what, but I never had any reply to my genuine attempt to investigate
> > and fix a valid bug. Poor show, really :-(
> Not really. Do you know how many people request help and do genuine
> attempts to fix bugs on this list ?

Well, not all that many in the couple of weeks I've been reading. Most of
the conversation, with a few exceptions, has been between people with addresses. I did feel like I was being ignored.

> There are many, many people asking for help and only a few of us able to
> provide it.

In fairness, I had already done a lot of investigation myself and come up
with some ideas based on my limited understanding of the code base.  What
I was after was a quick sanity check of my proposals.

> As people get familiar and competant we end up adding them into the Team
> to help share the load, but few people have the dedication and patience
> to spend the time it takes.

Well, not everyone can be involved in all projects - I've been involved in
a few and currently a lot of my time is taken with Asterisk. This work
I've been doing on Samba was in order to track down the error messages
that kept coming up in the logs on a customer's Asterisk box with mounted
Windows shares.

> > Thank you to coffeedude on IRC channel #samba-technical for taking to
> > time to discuss the bug with me.
> > 
> > For anyone who might find this thread when searching for info about
> > the same bug, I've now submitted a patch to fix the behaviour, which
> > can be found at
> > 
> > Hopefully one day the fix will make it into the code...
> I'd already flagged your work and saved it. It's in my inbox of fixes to
> add.  My inbox currently stands more than 2000 messages - this is
> *after* filtering out bad bug reports, stuff I can't help with etc. This
> is 2000+ messages I should do something about. Most of the team are in
> the same state. Either more help on other open issues (bugzilla is open,
> use it) or a little more patience would be appreciated.

I certainly do understand the situation.  As I said, I wasn't impatiently
asking for a fix, just a knowledgable pointer in the right direction, so I
could do the work myself. I got there in the end, once I found the bug
that the first fix uncovered.

Tony Mountifield
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