Problems with PC's performing "illegal operation"

Gerald Gryschuk ggryschuk at
Wed Dec 1 20:54:18 GMT 1999


I'm experiencing a severe problem with netscape and Word repeatedly
giving an "illegal operation" error and causing my user's PC(s) to have
to be rebooted. Generally when 1 PC experiences the problem several
more will also experience the same thing in rapid succession(i.e. within
seconds) but not ALL systems will do this(thank god).

Some of the PC log files report only the following:

[1999/12/01 09:27:42, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_data(507)
  read_socket_data: recv failure for 4. Error = Connection reset by peer

while others will give more info like this:

[1999/12/01 09:27:44, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_with_timeout(296)
  read_socket_with_timeout: timeout read. read error = Connection reset
by peer.
[1999/12/01 09:27:44, 0] smbd/oplock.c:oplock_break(918)
  oplock_break: receive_smb error (Connection reset by peer)
  oplock_break failed for file netscape/Cache/fat.db (dev = 900, inode =
[1999/12/01 09:27:44, 0] smbd/oplock.c:oplock_break(992)
  oplock_break: client failure in break - shutting down this smbd.
[1999/12/01 09:28:16, 0] smbd/oplock.c:request_oplock_break(1136)
  request_oplock_break: no response received to oplock break request to
pid 2757
9 on port 1076 for dev = 900, inode = 1992730
  for dev = 900, inode = 1992730, tv_sec = 38452af0, tv_usec = 22de4

I have samba 2.0.3 running on a RedHat 5.0 system. The user's
and data files are all located on this server.

So does anybody have an idea of what might be going on?

Gerald Gryschuk(ggryschuk at
Programmer Analyst
Saskatoon Cancer Centre

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