ERROR: Failed to initialise share modes

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Tue Nov 28 23:32:09 GMT 2000


On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:30:31 +0100 (MET), marcel.czink at wrote:

>i got the following problem:
>[root at sun samba]# tail log.smb
>[2000/11/28 16:20:16, 0] locking/locking.c:locking_init(174)
>  ERROR: Failed to initialise share modes
>[2000/11/28 16:20:29, 0] locking/shmem_sysv.c:sysv_shm_open(667)
>  Can't create or use IPC area. Error was Die Datei existiert bereits

"Die Datei existiert bereits" is german for "File already exists" and 
in this case means "I wanted to create/initialise some shared memory 
and my key was already in use". Maybe you killed one smbd with -9, it 
dumped or you found another unclean way to terminate smbd.

Either use ipcs and ipcrm to clean up or take the windoze way: reboot.


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