[PATCHES] Cleanup dead records in messages.tdb

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Apr 2 02:51:47 MDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 01:49:13PM -0700, Christof Schmitt wrote:
> When a smbd process dies, pending messages.tdb records for this process
> will not get cleaned up. I have seen one case where the messages.tdb
> file grew very large after I/O requests were delayed and smbd child
> processes died.
> These patches implement cleanup of messages.tdb records that is
> triggered after a smbd dies; any record with an invalid key or a
> non-existing PID will get deleted.

Can we avoid the traverse in the normal case? Is it really
that the smbds in your case left corrupt keys behind? In
remove_child_pid we know which child died, so we could
directly check and delete its record. Traverses always scare
me :-)

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