[Samba] problem saving word documents

Johan Coenen johan.coenen at aiv.kuleuven.ac.be
Tue Oct 1 07:27:01 GMT 2002

At 23:21 11/09/2002 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>Johan Coenen wrote:
> >
> > Sep 10 16:14:55 ls-aiv-03 smbd[15088]: [2002/09/10 16:14:55, 0]
> > lib/util_sec.c:assert_gid(111)
> > Sep 10 16:14:55 ls-aiv-03 smbd[15088]:   Failed to set gid privileges to
> > (-1,79999999) now set to (0,0) uid=(0,0)
>Find out what's got that -1 gid.  That is your issue, I think.  Or it
>might be that your set regid doesn't like that large a group.  Either
>way, chase this down before you play silly games with irrelevent
>paramaters (strict sync etc are not relevent to your issue)


Spent the last couple of weeks trying a few things.

On our servers, we're running
RedHat 7.1
Linux version 2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1
Samba 2.2.5

Upgraded the kernel on some of our servers, and did a rebuild of Samba:
RedHat 7.1
Linux version 2.4.9-31SGI_XFS_1.1
Samba 2.2.5

Problem still occurred.

After changing all our gid's to lower values (>10000) everything seems to 
work normal.
Users aren't having any problems with saving word-documents anymore. And no 
panic messages in the log files.

Am I right here to conclude that our problem with large gid's is due to a 
bug in Samba?

Cause we tried different kernels, and the problem only occurred with Word 
and Excel documents.
And with word, it was very strange:
saving as txt-document: no problem,
saving as rtf-document: no problem
saving as doc-document: no way.

Saving a doc-document in wordpad: no problem.


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