dptr_create: returned 9: Error - all new dirptrs in use ?

Franz Sirl Franz.Sirl-kernel at lauterbach.com
Thu Aug 19 13:14:29 GMT 1999


I get this error message in the log for a Win98 client which is regularly 
scanning a directory on the share. When this happens the client no longer 
can access any data in the shares (security=share), only the toplevel 
directory structure of a share is still accessible. This seems to be a new 
problem in 2.0.5/6pre (not sure if it already happened for 2.0.4). Any hints?


Platform: RH4.2/Intel
Log entry:
[1999/08/19 12:48:44, 0] smbd/dir.c:dptr_create(453)
   dptr_create: returned 9: Error - all new dirptrs in use ?

Server setup:
# Global parameters
         workgroup = EVERYONE
         netbios name = SHARES
         server string = Linux Samba Server
         interfaces =
         bind interfaces only = Yes
         security = SHARE
         encrypt passwords = Yes
         username map = /etc/smb.username.map
#       debug level = 3
         log file = /var/log/samba/%m
         max log size = 1024
         socket options = TCP_NODELAY
         preferred master = Yes
         domain master = Yes
         wins support = Yes
         kernel oplocks = No
         null passwords = Yes
         comment = Links
         path = /home/samba-mnt
         valid users = @users
         read only = No
         create mask = 010
         force create mode = 0664
         directory mask = 00
         force directory mode = 02775
         short preserve case = No
         map system = Yes

/home/samba-mnt contains mostly symbolic links to the real directories.

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