messages.tdb growing to 4GB (4294971392 bytes)

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Jun 4 06:38:35 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 04:57:45PM -0500, John H Terpstra - Samba Team wrote:
> Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:47:24AM -0500, John H Terpstra - Samba Team wrote:
> >> Has anyone else come across situations where messages.tdb grows to 4GB?
> > 
> > No, but a very likely reason is that an smbd holding a
> > shared file is stuck in gfs in state D.
> The underlying file systems are XFS and Ext3 - this is not on a cluster
> - the system is an ADS domain member server.
> There are a lot (up to 100) smbd's that are apparently in state D after
> about 2 hours operation.  The only recovery is to shutdown smbd, delete
> messages.tdb and restart smbd.  Very messy and not good for productivity.

Ok, you've got a kernel or hardware problem.

> Would this still apply for non-clustered systems?


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