Problems running apps from Samba 2.0.0 share on NT 4.0

Duncan Kinnear duncanwantsnomorespam at
Mon Feb 8 21:35:42 GMT 1999

On 30 Jan 99, at 2:40, Firebeard wrote:  

> 	Well, what I noticed was pretty subtle - the log file for that
> connection hit max log size and was rotated to .old.  The first thing
> in the new log file?  The new connection!  It's looking like the very
> act of rotating the log file is killing smbd!  I kicked the max log
> size up to 500, and, sure enough, the new log file started a new smbd
> process.


Well done for tracking down the problem.  When I read your findings it 
rang a massive bell for me.  I remember looking for errors in the logs and 
being frustrated by the fact that the log rotated about the exact time of the 
incident.  I never dreamed that the actual rotation itself would be the 

Of course you would have found that this occurs more frequently with 
higher debug levels.  When I bumped up the debug level to try and track 
down the problem, the errors became more frequent.  It would also 
explain why there is *NO* message in the log to indicate a problem - 
because the log itself *IS* the problem.

Have you had any reply from the developers?  I might try and have a dig 
around in the code to try and find out where it does the rotate, but right 
now I'm pretty snowed under.  I'll keep you posted.  


Duncan Kinnear,
McCarthy and Associates,			Email:  duncan at
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