Problems copying many files

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Sun Feb 21 12:42:52 GMT 1999

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999 09:01:20 +1100, jandeep kang wrote:

>we are having a similar problem, we are copying files from a windows NT
>4.0 workstation to Sun solaris 2.7 station running samba 2.0.0, the
>problem is that in the config file the specified number of  max. open
>files is 10,000 (default) the file copy operation just stops at 1013 and
>doesn't copy 1014th file and then it leads to the cancellation of the
>session. i have gone through the log file and i found that in the
>starting it had requested 10,000 but the available number is 1014.the
>exact output is as following:

>[1999/01/28 16:34:37, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(219)
>  file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are

> i couldn't find out where it is coming from (may be it is the OS
>setting), how can i change it? if somebody has come across such a
>behaviour or has any ideas about it , please let me know.

You could try to reduce the "max open files" setting in smb.conf.

Can you tell exactly how to reproduce the copy problem?

I have the same message in my logfile but I was not able to reproduce the symptom 
by copying 1050 (small) files from an NT4SP4 workstation to a samba 2.0.2 server.


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