3.0beta5 disconnecting drives

Duncan Kinnear duncanwantsnomorespam at mccarthy.co.nz
Thu Jan 7 21:06:03 GMT 1999

Hi there!

Seems that my 2.0beta5 is not going as smoothly as I'd hoped.

We've found a strange behaviour which is only happening when people 
first log in in the morning.

When we log in, a number of drives are mapped to various directories on 
the Unix box.  Things seem to go OK until another person logs in and tries 
to access a file already open by another user.  Then they both seem to 
loose their network connections to the Unix box.  This manifests itself as a 
"File read error" in Microsoft Access.  Also, Pegasus mail GPFs - which 
is how it normally reacts when the network goes down.

There doesn't seem to be anything untoward in the logs except the 
following lines appear quite often:

[1999/01/08 08:50:26, 0] 
  get_share_modes: process 12008 no longer exists
[1999/01/08 08:50:26, 0] 
  get_share_modes: file with dev 880039 inode 1797328 empty

and there was also a line which said:

[1999/01/08 09:11:06, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(219)
  file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are 
[1999/01/08 09:11:06, 1] locking/shmem_sysv.c:sysv_shm_open(629)
  WARNING: clearing IPC lock 3 set by dead process 12138

which seemed to occur while a 'smbd' process was starting up.

It seems to be only occurring with Win 95 clients, too.  I am on a NT 
workstation and I have not experienced this yet.  This may be just a 
matter of circumstance, though.

The relevant smb.conf sections are:

   server string = Craymer's Samba server
   debug level = 2

   security = user

   guest account = guest
   guest ok = no
   read only = no
   create mask = 0775

   workgroup = MCCARTHY
   wins support = yes
   domain master = yes
   local master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   os level = 65

   comment = PC directory
   path = /pc
   writable = yes
   veto oplock files = /*.ps/*.sem/

   comment = WP Data directory
   path = /wpdata
   writable = yes
   oplocks = false

Any help greatly appreciated.


Duncan Kinnear,
McCarthy and Associates,			Email:  duncan at McCarthy.co.nz
PO Box 764, McLean Towers,			Phone:  +64 6 834 3360
Shakespeare Road, Napier, New Zealand.		Fax:    +64 6 834 3369
Providing Integrated Software to the Meat Processing Industry for over 10 years

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