Samba-Bug 5684 -- nmbd fills disk space

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Aug 13 04:29:45 GMT 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 01:08:53PM +1000, tridge at wrote:
> Hi Volker,
>  > Can you take a look at the patch I uploaded to samba-bug 5684? With nmbd
>  > fills the disk with unexpected.tdb due to a change in tdb. I am not sure if
>  > my fix is valid, i.e. if the change you made with dde9f3f006 serves more
>  > than "just" a performance optimization.
> I can't immediately see any problems with the patch, but we should
> check that it doesn't lead to fragmentation problems again.
> I think however that the bug report (5684) shows that we have a major
> problem with unexpected.tdb. That database should be used only very
> rarely. Why is it getting so many packets? 

Ok, true. This might indeed be a problem.

But beyond that -- I fail to understand how records marked
as TDB_DEAD are supposed to be deleted at all in databases
not marked as TDB_VOLATILE.

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