[Samba] Unable to open new log file /usr/local/samba/var/log.smbd: Too many open files

Simon Poels simon at poels.com
Mon Aug 12 01:20:02 GMT 2002

I have a weird problem using Samba 2.2.5 on a Slackware 8.1 Linux
distribution and a Compaq Proliant 3200 machine.
Normally everything works just fine, but when opening an assembly
drawing in a CAD application on a W2K client, which consists of a lot of
sub-drawings, all connections to this client are closed, and following
lines are written to the smb log.
[2002/08/06 12:43:09, 0] lib/debug.c:reopen_logs(348)
  Unable to open new log file /usr/local/samba/var/log.smbd: Too many
open files
[2002/08/06 12:43:09, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(349)
  Couldn't find account joel
(repeats 20 times)
Problems are solved when closing the drawing again. Then everything
works fine again.
In my attempt to reproduce the problem I wrote a small windows
application that opens many files. Even when it had opened 3200 files
there was no problem. So there is no problem opening lots of files
I really don't have a clue anymore. 
Who can help?
Simon Poels
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