SMB static log file

Piotr Buliński bulinskp at
Mon May 18 13:28:49 GMT 2009

Wiadomość napisana w dniu 2009-05-18, o godz. 07:42, przez Andrew  

> On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 20:03 +0200, Piotr Buliński wrote:
>> Wiadomość napisana w dniu 2009-05-16, o godz. 19:44, przez Volker
>> Lendecke:
>>> On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 10:23:04AM +0200, Piotr Buliński wrote:
>>>> Hello All,
>>>> I am wondering if it would be possible to do anything with hard  
>>>> coded
>>>> log.smbd i log.nmbd in samba. It is really annoying when I do not
>>>> want
>>>> to have anything logged into files (syslog only = yes), but samba
>>>> every restart create log files.
>>>> I know this is because reopen_logs and DEBUG(....) are called  
>>>> before
>>>> configuration load, so there is no way to make it through
>>>> configuration file.
>>>> But maybe it would be possible to modify reopen_logs() and/or add
>>>> another flag to daemon, that prevent from creating log.* files  
>>>> (send
>>>> to syslog?)?
>>>> I really would like to discuss about this issue with You and find
>>>> some
>>>> constructive solution.
>>> Would a cmd line parameter to the daemons help? That should
>>> set Globals.bSyslogOnly to true very early.
>>> Can you provide a patch to do this?
>>> Volker
>> It would be great to set it from command line.
>> I could try to do this to end of weekend.
> While I realise it would not be as simple as a quick patch for this, I
> note that the Samba4 --option= command line syntax would probably  
> handle
> this.
> Unfortunately the parameter systems diverged in two different  
> directions
> after Samba4 branched (so it's not a trivial merge), but I just wanted
> to mention this as a long-term possibility.
> Andrew Bartlett

It is not so easy. I need more time to better understand mechanism of  
debuging in samba. Then I'll try to make a patch.

Piotr Buliński

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